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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<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> The American who can do no wrong, whether it's slip-sliding <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/06/bill-murray-head-first-slide-minor-league-rain-delay/1#.UB6TwDFSTZE" target="_hplink">around a minor league baseball field</a>, faux-throwing <a href="http://crushable.com/entertainment/bill-murray-party-crashing-tour-hoax-496/" target="_hplink">a nationwide party tour</a>, or wearing <a href="http://joe.ie/style/dressed-in-the-dark/bill-murray-certainly-doesnt-have-golf-fashion-down-to-a-tee-0020952-1" target="_hplink">whatever he wants on the back nine</a>. He's built up decades of goodwill with films like "Caddyshack," "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day," and continued strong with more recent films like "Zombieland" and "Moonrise Kingdom." That goodwill should carry him straight through Election Day. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Chevy Chase
<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> Besides the experience of impersonating a president for a long-standing theatrical run, Ferrell's been in the public eye since his start on SNL in the '90s. With a campaign based on Anchorman's humble brags about leather-bound books, Ferrell should start writing his inauguration speech now. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> John C. Reilly
<strong>Why She'll Win:</strong> Though barely eligible to run, WIig's a rising star in the film industry. She left SNL this year to focus on her movie career, which could coincide perfectly with a run for office. Expect her to lean heavily on the massively popular "Bridesmaids" for recognition, and endorsements from influential celebrities like Judd Apatow to push her over the top. <strong>Ideal Running Mate: </strong>Maya Rudolph.
<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> The country may very well respond to Williams' neurotic energy and wide range of abilities. He's done family comedies ("Mrs. Doubtfire," "Flubber" and "Happy Feet") and dramatic films ("Good Will Hunting," "AI" and "Dead Poets Society") over his long career. And perhaps that's just what the nation needs right now: a leader with consistency, emotion, and depth. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Dustin Hoffman
<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> The elder statesman in the race and a man of many talents and career reinventions. His stand-up led way to acting, which led to writing, and eventually banjo-playing and tweeting. This diversity of experience and adaptability will suit him well with the challenges of running the country. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Martin Short
<strong>Why She'll Win:</strong> A smart woman who's already run her own variety show and television program by working with Harvard boys and stand-up comedians. Running the country is the next logical step. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Jimmy Fallon
<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> Murphy's recent career has seen a downward turn with three Razzie nominations coming in the last decade alone, but the former Beverly Hills Cop may be nearly invincible. WIth a killer smile -- and no need for any other staffers because of his burning desire to play every role in the White House, from intern to intelligence agent -- Murphy's a shoe-in. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Himself in a fat suit.
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<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> No one's really sure why he'll win, but they just know that he will. Wouldn't you pay to see "Adam Sandler in... The Oval Office!" if it only cost a vote? <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Rob Schneider
<strong>Why He'll Win:</strong> With lots of opinions on what's wrong and broken in the world, it's only fair that Chris Rock be given a chance to change America. It remains to be seen if his polarizing attitude will translate into votes, but his passion would definitely effect changes and make for one unforgettable presidency. <strong>Ideal Running Mate:</strong> Wanda Sykes