A day can’t go by in the past week without another name being added to the cast of the comedy/satire Butter. Now it’s Hugh Jackman‘s turn. He’ll be “an old flame” for Jennifer Garner‘s character. Not sure how large a role this will be, but I like the idea of Jackman turning up in smaller parts here and there, such as in Wayne Wang’s The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Lee Daniels’ Selma. [Variety]

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Emma Stone in Talks to Star in The Help

Emma Stone

Emma Stone (Superbad, Zombieland) is in early talks to star in the big screen adaptation of Kathryn Stockett‘s best-selling novel The Help for DreamWorks. The story follows a black maid in 1960’s Mississippi who breaks “the unspoken code of behavior governing Southern households” when she speaks candidly about her experiences. Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of the author, will make his feature directorial debut from his own screenplay adaptation.

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