After months of gestating and a political call-to-arms, the trailer for “Butter” has hit the web.
The satirical comedy stars Jennifer Garner as Laura Pickler, a buttoned-up conservative looking to carve out a name for herself at the state fair’s annual butter-sculpting competition. The film initially premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where Harvey Weinstein issued a statement directed at Michele Bachmann, who Garner’s character is said to be based on.
“But I would like to take this moment to formally invite Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota and Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, to co-host with me the big premiere of ‘Butter’ in Iowa in a few months from now. I know Michele will already be in Iowa for the caucus, so we can save some money on airfare and travel,” Weinstein said.
However, the political allegories in “Butter” extend past Garner’s character inspiration. The film, directed by Jim Field Smith (“She’s Out Of My League”), pits the under-handed Laura against an adopted African-American girl, who happens to be a butter-sculpting-wizard.
When asked about the Oscar-buzz surrounding her performance, Garner gushed about exploring her “naughty side” in the upcoming production. “I’m super excited and the reactions that we got were so positive. People had so much fun watching it.”
Take a look at the trailer above. Starring Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman and Alicia Silverstone, “Butter” hits theaters October 4.
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