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New Image Of Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun In 'Movie 43' Plus New Still Of Arnie In 'The Last Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2012 4:47 PM
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As we recently wrote, Gerard Butler could probably use a new agent by this point or maybe just a better sense of material. "Chasing Mavericks" opens this weekend with zero buzz, and it will likely be just as quickly forgotten as "Machine Gun Preacher" and probably the upcoming "Playing For Keeps." But the actor will change things up and kick off the New Year as....a leprechaun.

Review: 'Chasing Mavericks' Drowns Under A Crushing Wave Of Moroseness & Melodrama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 25, 2012 3:35 PM
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One of the first things we see in "Chasing Mavericks," a mostly uninspiring surfing drama starring Gerard Butler, his lumpy face framed by strands of willowy wet hair, are the words "Based on a True Story." But the true story behind the scenes of "Chasing Mavericks" is almost as compelling as what made it onto the screen – Butler was hospitalized in a surfing stunt gone wrong (one that left the star nearly dead according to some reports) and the film's original director, "L.A. Confidential" helmer Curtis Hanson, had to leave the project following heart surgery ("Gorillas in the Mist" director Michael Apted was called in to finish the film; the two filmmakers share credit, in an atypical DGA decision). The fact that you can't see the Frankenstein stitches used to sew the film together is a testament to the cleverness of the editorial team, but it also speaks volumes about the interchangeable blandness of the movie.

Gerard Butler Revenge Thriller 'Motor City' Suffers Engine Failure

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 2, 2012 10:00 AM
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According to Deadline, "Motor City," the revenge thriller from solo Hughes brother Albert Hughes that was originally set to star Dominic Cooper… Then Jake Gyllenhaal… Then Gerard Butler… Has been shut down for good, with the cast being sent home over the weekend. We're pretty sure that this movie accidentally ran over a young gypsy while on vacation in Europe because this shit seems cursed.

Gerard Butler Says He Won't Be Returning For '300: Battle Of Artemisia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2012 2:17 PM
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Considering "300: Battle of Artemisia" isn't continuing the tale set forth by its predecessor, "300," it's not a complete shock that Gerard Butler won't be returning to reprise his role as King Leonidas. However, according to producer Bernie Goldman, there was a part for him and Lena Headey in the script -- if he wanted it. “It’s a different story. [However] there’s a small part for Lena [Headey]. There’s a small part for Gerry [Butler],” he said last fall. But according to Butler, appearing in the movie just isn't his bag, bro.

Watch: Gerard Butler Tries To Score With Jessica Biel In Trailer For 'Playing For Keeps'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 7:18 PM
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On the one hand, this is directed by Gabriele Muccino, who helmed the underrated "The Pursuit of Happyness" which earned Will Smith his second Oscar nomination after "Ali." On the other hand this is directed by Gabriele Muccino who helmed the sort of ridiculous "Seven Pounds," also with Will Smith. And thirdly, this is a soccer dramedy.

Watch: Gerard Butler Gets Wet In Trailer For 'Chasing Mavericks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 2:39 PM
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So are uplifting yet tragic surfing movies a thing now? Last year we got "Soul Surfer," the true story of a young woman who gets attacked by a shark while out on the water, loses an arm, finds God, and gets back on the board. And now, we're getting another wholesome slice of sadness in the form of "Chasing Mavericks," a movie that will make you feel good before dropping some heaviness on y'all.

The 5 Worst Movie Star Performances In Musicals

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 14, 2012 3:14 PM
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After a few of years since the last major effort (the ill-fated "Nine"), the live-action movie musical is back again, with two starry efforts due this year about as far away from each other as you can get. This Christmas will see the terribly-serious looking "Les Miserables" hit theaters, with a star-studded cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. But first is "Rock Of Ages," which arrives in theaters tomorrow, with another A-list ensemble including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Gerard Butler Is Getting Ready For A 'Manhunt'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 18, 2012 3:45 PM
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Gerard Butler is a busy actor whose roles have taken him all over the map in terms of genre and character. While he may be best known for muscular action flicks like “300” and romantic comedies like “The Ugly Truth,” he’s popped up as a voice talent in the animated “How To Train Your Dragon” and had his big break as The Phantom in Joel Schumacher’s rendition of “The Phantom of the Opera.” He’s not slowing down either, with a busy slate of potential projects, including the highly coveted lead role in Albert Hughes’ “Motor City” – and it was just yesterday we told you he’d be joining “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” director Tommy Wirkola on the sci-fi comic adaptation “Afterburn.”

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Helmer Tommy Wirkola Feels The 'Afterburn' With Gerard Butler

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 17, 2012 10:16 AM
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The zom-com genre has been kind to director Tommy Wirkola, since it was his 2008 film “Dead Snow” that first attracted Hollywood's attention, and it's been announced he'll continue his good fortune by heading up a new sci-fi comic adaptation with considerable talent involved.

Gerard Butler May Have Finally Ended The Search For A Leading Man For 'Motor City'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 29, 2012 4:23 PM
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Let it be over, for the love of god. After cycling through Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Renner, it looks like Albert Hughes may have finally found his leading man for "Motor City."

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