First Look: Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Garner & Hugh Jackman in 'Butter'

November 15, 2011


Over a year ago we got a brief look at the satirical comedy Butter, a film which Alex enjoyed at Telluride, about a young orphan girl who, after being adopted by a Midwestern family, discovers that she has an incredible talent for butter-carving. Young actress Yara Shahidi plays the orphan who finds herself against the ambitious wife (Jennifer Garner) of the retired reigning champion (Ty Burrell) in a town's annual butter-sculpting contest. Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde also star in the film, and now the first photos from the film reveal their small town characters looking very rural indeed. See the batch of photos below!

Here are the first photos from Jim Field Smith's comedy Butter via The Playlist:

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Jim Field Smith (She's Out of My League) directs Butter from Jason A. Micallef's script that made the 2008 Black List. The film follows Laura (Jennifer Garner), the wife of a former butter sculpting champion Bob (Ty Burrell) who tries to take the mantle from her husband only to be thwarted by a young adopted African American girl (Yara Shahidi), who has discovered that she has a natural talent for making art out of butter. Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene, and Kristen Schaal also star in the comedy slated for limited release on March 16th, 2012. Looking good?

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Nice to finally see some more pics of the cast. I'm a little surprised by the March release date though. I thought the Weinsteins were giving this an Oscar-qualifying run in NYC/LA and then expanding it in January. I guess that's not the plan any more...(?)

Jbaker475 on Nov 15, 2011


Apparently it didn't get the kind of buzz they wanted when it played at Telluride so they decided to just give it a March release date instead. I'm still looking forward to seeing it though.

Ethan Anderton on Nov 15, 2011


Y'all talking bout the movie and should be talking about Olivia Wilde in the pics lol.

KING on Nov 15, 2011


March is certainly the dumping ground for the hit or miss titles it seems and this looks like it could go either way. But I'm intrigued since small ensemble casts have unexpectedly surprised in indies plenty of times often than not.  Sounds on par with the pluck/quirky tone of last year's Salvation Boulevard which was better than expected...still this kind of reminds me of that Melanie Griffith movie Milk Money...remember that? of course you don't:P   And KING, I'd walk over broken glass for Wilde XD

Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011


Olivia Wilde is so gorgeous and sexy. She's amazing. That woman is incredible.

Brandt on Nov 15, 2011

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