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Gerard Butler Joins Curtis Hanson's Surf Pic 'Mavericks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 8:38 AM
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Curtis Hanson was on quite a roll for a while there. "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys" and "8 Mile" were a trifecta of critical hits ("Wonder Boys" didn't do so hot at the box office) that put the helmer in the top tier of filmmakers. Unfortunately, his next two efforts found him stumbling hard with "In Your Shoes" and "Lucky You" which were big misses all around. All while he's currently found a home at HBO where he's wrapping up the financial meltdown drama "Too Big To Fail" (geez, another one?), his planned to return to the big screen just got a major boost.

Gerard Butler & Antoine Fuqua Teaming For Sci-Fi Actioner 'Afterburn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 16, 2010 2:07 AM
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Project Sounds Suspiciously Like Film-Within-A-Film From 'Tropic Thunder' Gerard Butler and Antoine Fuqua may not have much in common on the surface, but there's one thing that links them inextricably right now: they're both former flavors-of-the-months who've had a series of recent disappointments. Butler looked like he could be the next big action star after "300," but a series of flops, from "Nim's Island" and "RocknRolla" to "Gamer" and the unfeasibly awful "Law Abiding Citizen," has seen his stock fall in a big way.

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