Things are going Wilde on the big screen. House co-star Olivia Wilde is on fire lately with the movie gigs. She's got Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days and Tron: Legacy on the way, she's filming Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens this summer, and now Movieline reports that she's grabbed a role in Butter, Jim Field Smith's satire "that plays out the themes of the 2008 Democratic primary by using an Iowa butter-carving competition as the setting."

I'll give you one guess as to the type of role she's playing -- one that's not really indicative of her acting talents, but Hollywood's love of that one female theme, which gets used over and over and over again. Of course, I'm talking about stripperdom. Wilde will play a tattooed stripper with a Betty Page 'do, who is the mistress of a term-limited carving champion (Ty Burrell). Jennifer Garner is his "long-suffering wife," looking to continue his legacy, but thwarted by "a young African American upstart (Yara Shahidi)." Alicia Silverstone, meanwhile, plays Shahidi's adoptive mother and Ashley Greene of Twilight fame plays a rebel teen and fellow carving competitor. ... I don't have to fill in the blanks of who is who politically, do I?

It seems Kate Hudson was originally wanted for Wilde's role, but she chose a rom-com, Something Borrowed, instead. I can't really give her credit for avoiding the stripper gig, however, as the rom-com is about a classy girl who has an affair with her best friend's (Hudson) fiance. As for Wilde, will she follow Cameron right out the door of Princeton-Plainsboro? Seems likely. Her career has kicked into overdrive since she became Thirteen, moving from bit parts in indies like Conversations with Other Women to starring turns in four high-buzz projects. If the trend continues, she'll be unstoppable It girl for sure.
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