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Jennifer Garner gets funny in Butter trailer: watch now

The first trailer for Jennifer Garner’s competitive sculpture-making movie Butter has been unveiled, and it’s a darkly humorous hoot.

Garner plays Laura Pickler, a butter sculptor entering a prestigious competition in Iowa.

However, her plans for domination are rocked by the emergence of a new talent in young adopted girl Destiny (Yara Shahidi), whose creations threaten to put Pickler in the shade.

Check out the trailer below…

With its quirky sense of humour ( Schindler’s List … in butter?), Butter looks like a cross between Election (fiercely competitive leading lady) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (campaign videos, shaky doc footage).

“I’d like to remind you what this contest is about,” preaches Pickler with grave seriousness. “It’s about excellence in butter. God bless America.”

Meanwhile, Olivia Wilde is almost unrecognisable as a tattooed, leather-wearing stripper – and looks like she could steal the show from Garner.

Butter is yet to receive an official UK release date.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.