Jim Carrey Passes on Butter, Kate Hudson Still In the Mix
Jim Carrey hasn't shot a new film in over a year, though he has several potential projects in the mix for 2010. One of those probably won't be Butter, Movieline hears. Vulture claims the actor is in talks to star in the Black List-vetted script about a term-limited butter-sculpting champion, his beleaguered wife (Jennifer Garner), and the young black upstart who threatens their family's dominance in the sport. However, our sources say Carrey has already passed on the lead role.
Vulture also claims that Kate Hudson is in talks to play the term-limited champion's mistress; we hear she's still sitting on the script.
No word yet on who will play the young African American girl, though producers were initially interested in Will Smith's daughter Willow for the part. Jim Field Smith (She's Out of My League) will direct.