Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone like ‘Butter’

Actors join Jennifer Garner in cast of TWC comedy

Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month.

Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest — and Mike De Luca.

Jackman portrays an old flame of Garner’s character, while Silverstone will play the adoptive mother of a teen girl who becomes a major contender in the butter-carving competish. The two thesps join a cast also confirmed to include Yara Shahidi as the adopted teen and Ashley Greene as the step-daughter of Garner’s character.

Silverstone recently wrapped a spring stint in Broadway play “Time Stands Still.” Jackman also played the Main Stem this season, in the fall outing “A Steady Rain.”

No release date for “Butter” has yet been locked down.

More Film

  • Australian Animation ‘Arkie’ Sold to Vision

    Australian Animation ‘Arkie’ Sold to Vision for China Release

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

  • CineAsia Hands Out Prizes as Hollywood

    CineAsia Hands Out Prizes as Hollywood Mega-Deal Looms

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

  • Spurlock, Jacir, Cooke, Yousra, El Ganainy

    Spurlock, Jacir, Cooke, Yousra, El Ganainy at Variety Studio Dubai

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

  • Irrfan Khan, Anup Singh Talk 'Lasya,'

    Irrfan Khan, Anup Singh Talk 'Lasya,' ‘Scorpions’

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

  • Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea

    Disney Appoints Carol Choi as Korea GM

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

  • DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER

    Dubai: Festival President Abdulhamid Juma on Growing The Market And Opening to TV

    Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone have signed on to the cast of “Butter,” the Weinstein Co. comedy set to begin production this month. Penned by Jason Micallef and helmed by Jim Field Smith, pic is produced by Jennifer Garner — who also stars as an ambitious Midwestern woman trying to win a local butter-carving contest […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content