Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone and Olivia Wilde have all joined the growing cast of “Butter,” the 2012 comedy by “She’s Out of My League” director Jim Field Smith. The news comes just a week after it was revealed that “Twilight” star Ashley Greene had joined the ensemble cast, which already boasts Jennifer Garner, Rob Corddry and “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell.
“Butter” is set around a butter-sculpting competition in a small Midwestern town. Garner stars as a woman driven to win the competition, like her husband (Burrell) before her. Those plans are disrupted when a newcomer, a young orphan girl (Yara Shahidi), shows exceptional skill in shaping the dairy product.
Movieline broke the news early yesterday that Wilde has been cast as “a tattooed stripper with a Bettie Page hairdo” who is Burrell’s character’s mistress. The actress is poised to have quite the 2010, with lead roles in “Tron Legacy” and the Paul Haggis crime thriller “The Next Three Days,” plus comic-book adaptation “Cowboys vs. Aliens” due out in 2011 and (presumably) a “Tron” sequel or two.
Variety reported that Jackman and Silverstone joined the “Butter” cast as well. Jackman will play a former lover of Garner’s, and Silverstone, who had previously been rumored for Wilde’s stripper part, will instead play the adoptive mother of Shahidi’s character.