A movie about butter carving? Sounds like something that would be on the Food Network, but Butter is actually an upcoming political satire/comedy, starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, and Hugh Jackman, that takes place in the Midwest, where butter carving is much more than just a hobby.
The film (also starring Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene, and Olivia Wilde) is about an adopted girl who discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.
The cast dove right into the butter from the very beginning, taking butter sculpting training courses. "Turns out, butter carving is so satisfactory and is the most, most fun!" Jennifer told us during a recent interview. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to reveal what her butter masterpiece was -- "I can't say! It gives away a main point!" -- but they did carve a lot of different things during their training, some being better than others. "I was carving a sculpture in a relief of a man walking on a rainy day, and I thought, 'This is a man, walking on a rainy day!' and the rest of the cast was like, 'Uh, yeah that's a blob of butter.'"
Jennifer was really excited to take on this role: "I play the wife of Ty Burrell, who has been the Iowa state champion in butter-carving at the state festival for the past 15 years, and we had a blast together. It's an incredible cast and my production company was a part of producing it, which was a thrill for me. And I think that it is a story that is going to be a lot of fun to have out in the world. I don't play the nicest person but it sure was delicious trying her on."
Butter is set to hit theaters in 2011.
Are you a fan of Jennifer Garner? Think this sounds like a flick you'd want to check out?
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