Casting Call: Olivia Wilde and Alicia Silverstone in BUTTER; Kevin Bacon in Untitled Steve Carell-Ryan Gosling Comedy

     April 13, 2010


We have two quick cuts of casting news for you today.  First up, Olivia Wilde (House) has joined the cast of the political satire Butter.  She takes the role that was originally offered to Kate Hudson so the film has definitely traded up (Hudson decided to do the Ginnifer Goodwin romcom Something Borrowed instead). According to Movieline, Wilde will play “a tattooed stripper with a Betty Page hairdo who’s also the mistress to a term-limited butter-carving champion (played by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell).  The film is a satirical take on the 2008 Democratic Primary.  Jennifer Garner will play Burrell’s wife who wants the title of Butter-Carving Champion for herself but has to compete with a young African-American child (Yara Shahidi). Alicia Silverstone has also joined the cast and will play Shahidi’s adoptive mother.

Wilde has also signed on to star alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens.  She’ll next be seen in theaters this December in Tron Legacy.  As for Silverstone, she recently re-teamed with her Clueless director Amy Heckerling for the vampire film, Vamps.

Hit the jump for news regarding Kevin Bacon’s casting in the untitled Steve Carell-Ryan Gosling comedy.

THR reports that Kevin Bacon will be creating more one-degree separations as he joins the upcoming comedy starring Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling.  Directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (I Love You Phillip Morris), “The story centers on Carell, whose wife (Julianne Moore) wants a divorce. To salvage their marriage, he uses a slick life coach (Ryan Gosling) to reform him.”  Bacon will play an alpha male co-worker of Moore’s who begins an affair with her.

Back to Wilde, here’s a picture of the actress doing a good job of being hot:


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