The Weinstein Company has released the fist trailer for Butter
, Jim Field Smith
‘s comedy about a butter carving competition.
plays as Laura Pickler, an Iowa wife who takes the reins from her husband (Ty Burrell
), the 15-year butter carving champion, after he decides to retire. Her bid is threatened when her husband’s mistress (Olivia Wilde
) and a young foster child (Yara Shahidi
Hugh Jackman, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene,Rob Corddry, Kristen Schaal and Phyllis Smith complete the supporting cast.
First screened at last year’s Toronto International Festival, the comedy is set to open in limited U.S. theaters on October 5th, 2012 but will be available On Demand September 7th.
Here’s the synopsis for the film
Set in the highly competitive world of championship butter carving, Butter blends social commentary, outrageous comedy and heartfelt drama in telling the story of the ambitious Laura Pickler (Garner), the self-anointed First Lady of Butter Carving. Refusing to accept that her husband (Burrell) wants to step down after his 15-year run as the “Iowa State Butter Carving Champion,” and therefore end the Pickler family’s reign in the spotlight, Laura takes a stab at the title herself. But her bid for glory is complicated when two unlikely contestants enter the race – one, her husband’s hard-living mistress (Wilde), and the other a 10-year-old foster child named Destiny (Shahidi). Enlisting the help of her high school sweetheart, Boyd (Jackman), Laura will stop at nothing to be crowned champion, even if it means resorting to sabotage. Part political satire, part Capra-esque comedy, Butter is a story about what it means to win at all costs and against all odds.