Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone in for “Butter”
The Weinstein Company announced today Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have joined Jennifer Garner in the upcoming film BUTTER.
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.
Australian native Hugh Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-MEN franchise, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and 2006’s X-MEN: THE LAST STAND. Most recently, he reprised his role in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE which serves as a prequel to the popular series and grossed an outstanding $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release in May 2009.
In the fall of 2009, Jackman made a return to Broadway in the Keith Huff penned A STEADY RAIN. Co-starring Daniel Craig, the play tells the story of two Chicago cops who are lifelong friends and whose differing accounts of a few traumatic days change their lives forever.
On February 22, 2009, Jackman took on the prestigious role of Oscar host as he fronted the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
Alicia Silverstone is best known for her roles in Hollywood films such as Clueless and her portrayal of Batgirl in Batman & Robin. Her performances have garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nomination and she also won National Board of Review. To top it all off, she is also a New York Times bestselling author!
From January to March 2010, Silverstone starred alongside Laura Linney in Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still on Broadway. Silverstone received rave reviews for her performance as Mandy.
In October 2009, Silverstone released her first book titled THE KIND DIET: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. The book went to number one on the NY Times bestseller list. In THE KIND DIET, Silverstone shares her journey toward a more conscious way of eating and revealed how it has made her feel better than she ever thought possible. Silverstone is a dedicated advocate on behalf of the planet and its animals.
Alicia was recently cast in the romantic horror-comedy Vamps alongside Sigourney Weaver. Written by Amy Heckerling, the writer-director behind Clueless, the modern-day story focuses on beautiful young vampires who are living the good nightlife in New York.
HUGH JACKMAN AT 2010 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS