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Gerard Butler Books 'The Bricklayer' Role

Gerard Butler Books 'The Bricklayer' Role

Gerard Butler has reportedly signed on to star in the FBI thriller, The Bricklayer.

The 41-year-old actor is set to play “a rogue former agent who’s called in to help battle a criminal group that is demanding an escalating series of multi-million dollar ransom payments,” THR reports.

Gerard will also co-produce the film, which will be based off the best-selling novel by former FBI agent Noah Boyd.

The book’s plot also involves a female deputy director at the FBI who is assigned to work with the main character but that role has not yet been cast.

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86 Responses to “Gerard Butler Books 'The Bricklayer' Role”

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  1. 1
    Close the Barn Door Says:

    This could be a very smart role – a good story, action, intrigue. It’s one I’ll keep an eye out for!

  2. 2
    I'll Bite Says:

    Ditto. Looks like it has potential.

  3. 3
    Action Says:

    I am excited about this. Can’t wait….Good move for GB….

  4. 4
    Raichill Says:

    He is too thin now.

  5. 5
    commie Says:

    Yes! Yes! Yeeeees! Thank God Almighty!

  6. 6
    sickly Says:

    i hope he doesnt have you know what….

  7. 7
    lolita Says:

    Sounds great, he will do the role justice, producing again. The man is a working machine. Happy for you Gerry!!

  8. 8
    angelsrock Says:

    Whoopee!!! You’re on a roll, Gerry!! MGP, Coriolanus, PTF, Mavericks, and now The Bricklayer!! Sounds like a great plot!!

    Who said this man is finished??!!

  9. 9
    lolita Says:

    @angelsrock: Angel, we never doubt him for a minute. He is choosing much better roles that fit him better. So excited for him. Mr. HW Mogul. Yeah!!!!

  10. 10
    kà simply amazing Says:

    i heard some one cry b’coze love this man

  11. 11
    Julie Says:

    How exciting…a perfect drama for Gerry and he’s producing too. Great news! Congrats, Gerry.

  12. 12
    KNJ Says:

    Let’s hope The Bricklayer doesn’t get the LAC treatment. LAC also started out as a very promising script. It was a very smart crime thriller at the beginning of production. Then Gerry and Alan decided to “improve” it by dumbing it down, and getting so obsessed with cheap thrills and bad dialogue that they turned the whole scenario into a complete joke. If LAC is any indication of how Gerry and Co. handle crime thrillers, then The Bricklayer is headed for trouble.

  13. 13
    The Noise In The Walls Says:

    A crime drama…Alright!!!..Sounds like a great thriller!
    Way to Go Gerry!! ..and Good Luck tomorrow with the game :)..

    Go Hoops!!

  14. 14
    lolita Says:

    James Patterson gave a thumbs up on the Bricklayer, love his books. Maybe this can be a series of movies like the Alex Cross detective.
    (Along came a spider, Kiss the girls).

  15. 15
    Canera Says:

    So happy, good things are happening for Gerry. He is on a role. Can’t wait to see all the movies he is in for the end of 2011 and 2012.

  16. 16
    NOTE TO BROOKE/Georgia* Says:

    Your friend is old news. Move on. Get a job and some friends.
    Gerard has.
    ~ The entire JJ board

  17. 17
    Eve Says:

    I f*cked him ;) sigh – he’s amazing.

  18. 18
    Cookie Says:

    That’s one ugly mofo

  19. 19
    GFW Says:

    Why use his present only in the flesh photo? Oh, never mind, this is just what I asked for! There is a God! C’mon, I’ve said this here many times. This is terrific news! It is. Love this kind of thriller stuff. But then I live 4 miles from the Spy Museum in a city called spy central. *snickers*

  20. 20
    Rejoicin' Says:

    FINALLY something I can really look forward to. It’s been a while.

    @KNJ: I hear ya on that part. I thought LAC was a good enough movie overall, particularly because it was such a relief in that sea of WHAT WHAT WHAT ARE YOU DOING that he’s done post-300. But that ending… the ending was just so “….oh.” If they’ve learned anything at all, this one will be better.

  21. 21
    Latesummer's Eve Says:

    LAC was just the first “pancake” for Gerry’s production company. They always come out a little uneven, too thick, but still tasty. He’ll be flipping ‘em out to perfection in no time, just like IHOP! LOL!

  22. 22
    redOctober Says:

    “Steve Vail is everything an FBI special agent should be, and more: diligent, hardworking, fast on his feet, a masterful tactical thinker, a warrior’s warrior and a perfect human specimen who can deflect the advances of a luscious assistant U.S. Attorney with poise and grace. He is a dogged investigator who understands that it’s important to have friends in low places …”

    Sounds good Mr Butler. Well done .

  23. 23
    hmm Says:

    Glad he lost a few pounds. He looks good a bit burly, but this look is much more sophisticated. If he plays anything like a James Bond type, he’s going to need that elegance. He looks like he is much better groomed, probably feeling really good with the weight gone.

  24. 24
    gossiphound Says:

    Pleasantly surprised to get a new film announcement and it is definitely the kind of film I’ve been waiting for him to do.,

    I do agree with KNJ I do hope if the script is good in the first place they & that includes Gerry don’t ruin a good or great script. LAC was a good film that could have been a great film if they had not dumbed down the script. Now I have seen the original but there was much discussion about changes being made to it.

    I wince everytime I see the bail hearing scene – the scene was good until we get Clyde telling the judge I bet you like to take it up the **** , pretty good guess who wrote that gem.

    A character who a man who is well educated, highly intelligent and does make other great statements or pearls of wisdom throughout the film does not make an embarrassingly stupid comment like that even if he is annoyed. It did not compute though yes all the adolescent males and immature males loved that line.

    Not happy with the script then bring in a good writer to fix it not producers and lead actors sorry unless your names are Matt Damon or Ben Affleck or a few other actors who are actually proven script writers.

  25. 25
    angelsrock Says:


    I thought that 95% of LAC was very good until the end. The ending ruined this movie for me.

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