Apparently, we were wrong last night about Olivia Wilde joining the cast of Butter, as of today The Weinstein Company has released an official press release announcing that Alicia Silverstone will be joining Jennifer Garner and the rest of the cast along with Hugh Jackman. Although they haven’t stated what roles either of the two new actors will be playing, it sounds like Wilde’s out and Silverstone is in, which is frankly rather odd…
It’s not that I don’t appreciate some of the work Silverstone has done it the past, but it’s been a while since we’ve see her on the big screen and Wilde is hot at the moment with Tron right around the corner and a hit TV show.
That being said, well done Silverstone! This may mark her return to stardom. She was also recently cast in writer Amy Heckerling’s upcoming romantic horror-comedy Vamps alongside Sigourney Weaver. Heckerling was the writer-director of Clueless and it seems like she picks favorites when it comes to who performs her work! The film Vamps is a modern-day story about a group beautiful young vampires who are living the good nightlife in New York — I’m wary, but it could be interesting!
As for Jackman it will be nice to see him return on the big screen after his role on Broadway and NOT do an action film. It’s nice to see him get a chance to just act.
According to the press release…
BUTTER is a comedy set in the Midwest U.S., where an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman (Garner) in their town’s annual contest. BUTTER was written by Jason Micallef and will be directed by Jim Fields Smith. The film is set to start production later this month.
What do you think of Silverstone and Jackman joining the cast?