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Gerard Butler Books A 'Brilliant' Role

Gerard Butler Books A 'Brilliant' Role

Gerard Butler has signed on for the diamond-heist thriller Brilliant.

The 42-year-old Scottish actor replaces Eric Bana, who was previously in talks for the lead role. The film will reunite Gerard with his The Ugly Truth director, Robert Luketic.

The project centers around “a small-time criminal who partners with a female thief to pull off a daring diamond heist,” Variety‘s Showblitz reports, adding that producers are still searching for the female lead.

Gerard‘s other upcoming projects include the action thriller Hunter Killer, Thunder Run, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

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1,031 Responses to “Gerard Butler Books A 'Brilliant' Role”

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  1. 51
    Funinthesun Says:

    How about Jennifer Aniston?

  2. 52
    Suggestions.... Says:

    How about Jennifer Aniston?
    Boo. Hiss. & LMAO.

  3. 53
    ! Says:

    Female lead: Monica Bellucci. Gerry adores her and she’s very, very beautiful. :)

  4. 54
    Funinthesun Says:

    @I was:

    Gerry was just too tall and not broody enough for Burton. I think Russell Crowe would be spot on!

  5. 55
    Funinthesun Says:

    They should change it to a comedy and pair him with Hugh Jackman.

  6. 56
    Funinthesun Says:

    Hey, someone’s reading my posts! Cameron Diaz is now in the film!

  7. 57
    Funinthesun Says:

    How about Melissa McCarthy? It could work!

  8. 58
    Funinthesun Says:

    Sirgourney Weaver!

  9. 59
    angelsrock Says:

    @Joie de Vivre:

  10. 60
    Funinthesun Says:

    Jennifer Garner

  11. 61
    Funinthesun Says:


  12. 62
    Funinthesun Says:

    Elton John

  13. 63
    Funinthesun Says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Latoya Jackson (joking)
    Whoopi Goldberg…hey this would be funny!

  14. 64
    angelsrock Says:

    @Joie de Vivre:

    Hi Joie! Good to see you back safe and sound. Sounds like a nice little vacation. Yes, I did see Coriolanus. I loved it. Pre-ordered on Amazon and can’t wait to see it again. Gerry was fine as Aufidius!! And I do mean FINE!!! It did seem like a lot of story jammed into 90 minutes though.

    Lots of Gerry news lately to take in and sort through. Of course new news does bring out the best and worst of us. And rehashing possible events from GOTL in St. Louis? Really? I mean this is one tough crowd, aye.

    But the bottom line is that Gerry does draw a crowd here!!

    Cheers to tomorrow being Thursday and almost Friday!!!! I am so looking forward to a low-key weekend for a change.

  15. 65
    Suggestions.... Says:

    Okay, this thread is getting a little silly now. Going to go and check out more movie news. Have a great night.

  16. 66
    Funinthesun Says:

    Kate Hudson
    Reese Witherspoon
    Renee Zellwegger
    Kate Winslet
    Owen Wilson in drag!

  17. 67
    Funinthesun Says:

    Zoe whatshername.

  18. 68
    angelsrock Says:

    I finally found some time to go through the Vanity Fair pics. Wow!!!!!!

  19. 69
    Funinthesun Says:

    Do you think it would be a mistake to pair him with Demi? I mean she may be out of rehab by then and need the work!

  20. 70
    Brilliant Says:

    @Suggestions….: Wow I am impressed you know Ziyi Zhang the Chinese actress who has appeared in many movies (e.g. “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers” and “Hidden Dragon and Crouching Tiger”) That would actually be great if she is casted as the female lead in this one and the movie might have a chance to be shown in China. It’s about time Gerard gets some exposure in China.

  21. 71
    angelsrock Says:


    I know who you mean and I love her. She’d be terrific!!!! And how refreshing would that be instead of an Anniston or Heigl.

  22. 72
    Stacie Says:

    Well it sounds like an interesting role . Can’t wait to see it . : D

  23. 73
    Cara Says:

    Sounds like a great role for an excellent actor. I hope there is some hot romance in this role too.

  24. 74
    justsayin'too Says:

    Just my opinion but I don’t see Cameron and Gerry having on screen chemistry.

  25. 75
    @justsayin Says:

    they were tweeted or snapped cuddling at Shudders awhile back and they both will fuuck anything that moves…so who knows!

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