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Sarah Jessica Parker will Star in Spinning Into Butter Film

Sarah Jessica Parker has signed on to produce and star in an independent film adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's play Spinning into Butter.

Variety has announced that the film, which will feature an adapted screenplay by Gilman (Boy Gets Girl, The Glory of Living) will be sheperded by stage director Mark Brokaw (The Constant Wife, Reckless, How I Learned to Drive). Parker will play "the dean of students at a New England college who is thrust into the investigation of a racial hate crime. She's forced to confront her own feelings about race and her administration's desire to maintain a politically correct posture."

Norman Twain and Lou Pitt will co-produce Spinning Into Butter with Parker, who is making her feature producing debut through Pretty Matches. Whitsett Hill Films partners Wayne Thompson, Ryan Howe and Mark Davis will exec produce with Whitsett Hill principals Roger Howe and Sven Reckovag. The new production company, which is a division
of medical laser specialist Reliant Technologies, is fully financing Spinning Into Butter as its first bankrolled film.

After premiering at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 1999, Spinning Into Butter opened at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre on June 29th, 2000. Hope Davis, Daniel Jenkins, Steven Pasquale and Jai Rodriguez were featured in a cast that was directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Parker is an actress equally at ease in the worlds of theatre, film and television. Perhaps best known to most audiences for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's "Sex and the City," she has appeared on Broadway in Annie (in the title role), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (opposite husband Matthew Broderick), and Once Upon a Mattress. Her off-Broadway credits include The Substance of Fire, Sylvia and Wonder of the World, while State and Main, Mars Attacks!, The First Wives Club, Ed Wood, Honeymoon in Vegas and Hocus Pocus are some of her film credits. The Family Stone and Failure to Launch are two of her upcoming films.

Shooting for Spinning Into Butter will commence on October 10th in New York.

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