Gerard Butler to Star in Every Movie Made in 2007

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Or at least it seems that way. Nowadays I can’t go a day now without hearing that Gerard Butler is either in talks to join, or has already joined, some project. There is “Game” with the directors of “Crank”, “Island” with Jodie Foster, the “Escape from New York” remake, and of course, “P.S., and I Love You” with Hilary Swank. And don’t even get me started on what he has lined up for 2008, including a possible role in Zach Snyder’s “Watchmen”. We’re not talking about background roles here, we’re talking all starring roles. And now word is that he’s join the “Untouchables” prequel alongside Nicolas Cage, which would show the rise of a young Al Capone (played by Cage). Then again, I guess in Hollywood it’s better to be wanted and not wanted at all.

(Added 5/20/06: IGN confirms that Butler will be playing the role of Jimmy Malone, the beat cop assayed by Sean Connery in the original “Untouchables”, and which won Connery a Best Supporting Oscar.)

The original “Untouchables” (well, the original movie versions, anyway):

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  • Megan

    Too bad for you then.

  • Megan

    Too bad for you then.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Yes, poor me. Thank you for understanding.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    Yes, poor me. Thank you for understanding.

  • Candide

    I was thinking the same thing yesterday, “Is there anything that he is not going to be in?” I remember someone jumping down my throat for saying that he wanted to be hugely famous, guess this blows their argument out of the water.

  • Candide

    I was thinking the same thing yesterday, “Is there anything that he is not going to be in?” I remember someone jumping down my throat for saying that he wanted to be hugely famous, guess this blows their argument out of the water.

  • PIslander

    Gerry Butler wants to work, and to work in excellent projects.

    You don’t know a thing about him if you think that he “wanted to be hugely famous”, because he has been, for years, to people all over the world, due to his prior movies.

    “Famous” in the Hollywood vernacular usually means paparaz’ haunting the actors, and the actors loving in (altho pretending to hate it), and also means that you hear about them nightly on ET and other fluff shows.
    Gerry lives his life below the radar of nearly everyone but his friends and family, so he’ll never be “famous”, such as having his face on many magazine covers and pulp rags.
    However, he may finally become well known because of his incredible talent and the depth of character he draws in each of his role.
    The only difference between “before 300″ and “after 300″ is that he helped make a studio nearly a half-billion dollars.
    So that got people to pay attention.
    He’s still the same, remarkable man, still a private man, still an unique actor and still kind and generous.

  • PIslander

    Gerry Butler wants to work, and to work in excellent projects.

    You don’t know a thing about him if you think that he “wanted to be hugely famous”, because he has been, for years, to people all over the world, due to his prior movies.

    “Famous” in the Hollywood vernacular usually means paparaz’ haunting the actors, and the actors loving in (altho pretending to hate it), and also means that you hear about them nightly on ET and other fluff shows.
    Gerry lives his life below the radar of nearly everyone but his friends and family, so he’ll never be “famous”, such as having his face on many magazine covers and pulp rags.
    However, he may finally become well known because of his incredible talent and the depth of character he draws in each of his role.
    The only difference between “before 300″ and “after 300″ is that he helped make a studio nearly a half-billion dollars.
    So that got people to pay attention.
    He’s still the same, remarkable man, still a private man, still an unique actor and still kind and generous.

  • Dorothy

    Pislander,

    I agree with you in all respects, and such a man is rightfully loved and respected by those who know who he is and what he is. What a joy it has been for me to have discovered him several years ago. Of course, if all he wanted was to be hugely famous he could have gotten more attention before now if he hadn’t cared how he got it, but he’s so much better than that. I expect he is gratified, however, to finally get more notice from the studios heads. It’s certainly deserved.
    I’m selfishly thrilled he is signing up for so many movies, as that gives us that many more chances to enjoy his beautiful work. I’m just anxiously waiting for each new movie, like a kid at Christmastime.

  • Dorothy

    Pislander,

    I agree with you in all respects, and such a man is rightfully loved and respected by those who know who he is and what he is. What a joy it has been for me to have discovered him several years ago. Of course, if all he wanted was to be hugely famous he could have gotten more attention before now if he hadn’t cared how he got it, but he’s so much better than that. I expect he is gratified, however, to finally get more notice from the studios heads. It’s certainly deserved.
    I’m selfishly thrilled he is signing up for so many movies, as that gives us that many more chances to enjoy his beautiful work. I’m just anxiously waiting for each new movie, like a kid at Christmastime.