The social satire Butter is set in the cutthroat world of professional butter carving. Iowa’s long-reigning champion butter carver Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell) has just retired, which doesn’t sit well with his obsessively ambitious wife Laura (Jennifer Garner), who decides to enter the competition herself, vowing to do whatever it takes to win. From director Jim Field Smith and screenwriter Jason Micallef, the film also stars Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Kristen Schaal, Phyllis Smith, Yara Shahidi and Hugh Jackman.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Ty Burrell talked about his first reaction to the script, what made him decide to sign on, and how much fun it was to work with Jennifer Garner. He also talked about what the recent Emmy win for Modern Family means to him, how the process of making the show has changed over the years, and voicing the title character for the animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman, about a young boy and his dog, that happens to have a genius-level IQ, who spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and history begins to be changed. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
It was announced last week that Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to voice Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Today we have a very early look at the character thanks to a piece of concept art.
Peabody and Sherman appeared in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show in their own separate shorts “Peabody’s Improbable History.” In each segment, dog Peabody teaches “his boy” Sherman in the ways of history, using the WABAC time machine to witness historical events. No word yet on who will voice Sherman, but Rob Minkoff (The Forbidden Kingdom) has signed on to direct from a script by Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin (Yogi Bear). Hit the jump to see the image.
Robert Downey Jr. is hopping in the WABAC Machine. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Downey will be providing the voice of Mr. Peabody in DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of the Rocky & Bullwinkle characters Peabody and Sherman. For those unfamiliar with the charming cartoon, Peabody was a highly-intelligent dog who would, with the help of his trusty boy Sherman, travel through time using the WABAC (pronounced “Wayback”) Machine. The Lion King director Rob Minkoff will helm the film using a script from Yogi Bear screenwriters Jeffrey Ventimilia and Joshua Sternin. For those worried that we’re in for another wretched CGI/live-action hybrid, you can put that fear to rest (as far as the medium is concerned). Peabody and Sherman will be fully computer animated. And like all DreamWorks Animation films, it will be in 3D.
Hit the jump for more details on the project.