Mira Sorvino To Topline Indie Drama ‘Butter’ From Paul A. Kaufman

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Mira Sorvino To Topline Indie Drama ‘Butter’ From Paul A. Kaufman
Exclusive: Mira Sorvino, an Oscar winner for her role in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, has signed on to star in Butter, an indie film written and being directed by Paul A. Kaufman (Run The Wild Fields).

The drama, which will begin shooting in La next month, follows a lonely, obese teenager everyone in his high school calls “Butter.” Tired of his ridiculed life and his inability to lose weight, he is going to eat himself to death – live on the Internet. When he makes the announcement online to his classmates he unexpectedly receives support from morbid cheerleaders rallying around his horrible, deadly plan. Yet as student’s dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that, for the first time, feels awfully good to Butter. But what happens when he reaches his suicide deadline?

Sorvino will play Marian, Butter’s co-dependent mother who can only
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