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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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  • internetmasterbrian

    @Kaela: She scares me, she could crack a nut with those but/t cheeks. LMAO @gerry he’s definately likes ALL types, ha ha ha

    @ toronto , if you think those of us that are against addiction as a disease are homphobic, that’s just so wrong.

    and to twist the discussion that way is wrong too.

  • Oh dear 1

    @ internetmasterbrain  

    Couldn’t agree more. 

    I was totally crucified on this site when I said I thought he did have a drug problem, but he wasn’t not taking it seriously. And I think he and his PR are using the rehab stint to garner loads of cash friendly sympathetic publicity. But  look at  what’s  been happening over the past few days.  I tell you – could they make it more obvious.

    Is this a turning point for GB? Are we finally beginning to see what he is really all about? It’ll be interesting to see what others on this site think? I’ll probably be flamed for this, but hey.

  • Crazy Wench

    @Kaela:
    I don’t think she has an awesome body at all. Ugly is how i would describe her.
    .
    Hey maybe he is not after the models at all as we have been lead to believe. Maybe it’s these manly unfeminine types that he likes. Even Bianca and Jasmine were along these lines.

  • Crazy Wench

    @justsayin’too:
    You know there are procedures you can do today that you don’t have to get rid of all your body fat in order to look skinny. You can be 40, have 27%-30% body fat, and still have an amazing fit body and wrinkles-free face. You can remove fat from areas in your midsection without invasive surgery. You can freeze, use radio waves, or laser the fat off of trouble areas. They do it in 6 treatments over a 2-weeks period and the fat is off from midsection, arms, back, or buttocks while your face is unaffected. The results last. Why aren’t these stars doing it? Carmen Diaz is another one that looks horrific these days.

  • Crazy Wench

    @internetmasterbrian:
    “@ toronto , if you think those of us that are against addiction as a disease are homphobic, that’s just so wrong.”
    .
    Agreed!

  • moore

    @justsayin’too: She does not have a gorgeous body imho. She is a body builder and the bodies of female body builders often look horrible and hard. Not a soft female curve anywhere. But I’ve noticed that GB seems to like manly, or trannie looking women.

  • Funinthesun

    @GFW:

    Are you talkin’ to me?

  • Crazy Wench

    This woman is so ugly, I can’t believe he would touch her.
    From what i heard she is a total ho as well.
    I hope he used condoms with these women.
    .
    He is getting all this publicity about his sexual prowess, women are going to topple him and he will have to fend them off with a stick. Koola said he was incredible in bed, Brandi says he was an 11 from 1-10, and this woman says she never had it so good. He might be a sex god lol.

  • justsayin’too

    @moore-She is super fit is what I meant when I said awesome body.
    @crazywench- I agree Cameron Diaz looks horrible. You would think with all the money these “stars” would have the best technology available. But I think it boils down to they are human and give in to their insecurities. They think if a little botox will be good then ALOT will be better. Same with fillers. They overdo it instead of walking the fine line between just right and overkill. I do hope the trout pout is a thing of the past. It is my pet peeve!!! LOL

  • Toronto

    @internetmasterbrian: My point was that narrow-minded, uninformed, judgemental people tend to be “against” more than just one thing, especially if it’s due to religeous reasoning. Like thinking things they don’t appove of are a “choice”. Just like people are born gay, addicts are born with a gene (this is medically proven, sorry) that puts them at a pre-disposition for addiction. This is why some people drink and are fine, and others drink and become alcoholics. This is why addiction often runs in families.

    You sound totally uninformed, btw, saying you are “against” addiction as a disease. I guess you know better than the medical community! Of course I take offense to your ignorance. I’m in recovery (and doing well, thank you) and it’s very insulting that you, or anyone else for that matter, would think that I am “weak” or made the “choice” to be a junkie. You don’t know me…..

    And you know what really “twists” the conversation? People who come on these threads and spout religious judgement.

  • justsayin’too

    Here is the article posted earlier.

    Randy Gerard Butler got hooked on painkillers after using them to fuel his sex life, his gorgeous ex has revealed.

    Trainer Alicia Marie dated the Scot, who recently came out of rehab, in 2009 and said she never had it so good in the bedroom.

    But she claimed his desire to be the best lover meant he made his agonising back injury — picked up on the set of 2006 movie 300 — much worse, which led to him using more medication. She said: “He didn’t want to make any sacrifices in the bedroom, [making] his pain issues so much worse.”

    I am surprised she is telling this if she still trains with him. He must be one hell of a lover for Brandi to say he is an 11 and Alicia to say she ‘never had it so good in the bedroom” No wonder he has so many women fans. LOL

  • A-town

    I’m surely going to get arguments with this, I will share anyway. I have ADD and before I started taking my ADD meds, I would get bored very easily. I’m also a creative soul, a painter. Painting helped with the boredom. But also out of boredom and restlessness, I would drink more wine at times that I should have. Out of boredom, silly right? I have also read on certain ADD forums that a lot of ADD folks self medicate with alcohol. But since I started taking my ADD meds, I stay much more focused & I do not get bored so easily. Needless to say, I don’t even care for alcohol much anymore at all. Ive read a few of you say things about Gerard being ADD. It’s no real excuse i know. I do have an addictive personality as well and for me, the best thing to do is seperate yourself from bad influences and tempting places. This is a great discussion. Are doing too many drugs, drinking alcohol and promiscuity a choice or is it a disease? I believe they have done a ton of studies on alcohlism and heredity. Continue on…..

  • @Toronto

    @Toronto:
    You are wrong. There is no gene for addiction
    In fact, both homosexuality and addiction are not genetic. They are a choice.
    No study about addiction was ever conclusive.
    If it runs in certain families it’s because of the viscous cycle of addiction. Just like violence runs in certain families. Kids learn it from their parents.
    .
    If you believe you were born addicted then it’s just do-gooders trying to make you feel better about yourself. It’s about not making you feel responsible for your own actions. If you start to believe that addiction is not your fault, you might not feel guilty about it and it will make you feel better about yourself.
    .
    I understand the tactic, even though I don’t agree with it. But please don’t litter the thread with bogus science.

  • Crazy Wench

    @justsayin’too:
    “his gorgeous ex has revealed.”
    .
    I can’t stand the media tooting every idiot’s horn. She is not gorgeous by any stretch of the imagination. What! Do these people think we have no eyes to see for ourselves?

  • Oh.My.God.

    @Crazy Wench:
    Kola Boof??? No way! Gerry slept with THIS: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-idio_ODTvGw/Tdwi7J-xQ6I/AAAAAAAAAkg/k9wkgOnHNhQ/s1600/KolaBoof2007300.JPG
    .
    Talk about ugly and manly looking! She was also the mistress of Usama bin Ladin which only makes it worse,
    .
    I’m shocked I’ll tell you. :(

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    @Funinthesun:
    Was adding on to DaraDigBatBell saying she reads thoughts is all.
    -
    Maybe she’ll get drunk and come back in to entertain you guys with her 30 paragraphs of Wizard speak demonizing Gerry like she did today? How awful what she said! And why does she come here? What is her thing? It isn’t supportive? Her creepy ghost Women In Black presence is scary. “Never forgive.” What did he do to her?
    -
    Hope, for their sake, her grandchildren are tucked away (elsewhere) so they don’t see Grandma-ma all wigged out on whatever it is she inhales and drinks hunched over her laptop eyes glaring red! (shivers)
    -
    My ‘darkness’ is always toward frauds, profiles, sacred scam artists like DardDigBatBell and those who are deliberate in saying what all DaraDigBatBell did today about Gerry.
    -
    No, admiration cannot fill the hole where love should go. But he is not without emotional connections here on Earth. Don’t fool yourselves. And everything is terrible that leaves love out. He knows that. One thing at a time. He is working on maintaining being clean. I admire that. It’s not easy.
    ~K

  • internetmasterbrian

    @toronto, i feel really bad that you are a recovering addict, i do wish you the best with your struggles. But then again, to use your arguement you do not know me either. Just don’t lob me into your convenient religous right bucket, and then think we all think the same, and vote the same. As the @ poster pointed out your research on homosexuality and addiction is flawed. But hey we can’t argue with you can I? You want to be right to justify what you did and who you are. Whatever makes you feel better, and rolling the eyes is better than rolling a dubie.

  • Toronto (the original)

    Friends; the last “Toronto” poster was not me!!!!!

    Don’t pretend you’re me, trying to confuse people!!!! Be original and use another username…..geez.

    And for the record, “fake” Toronto, I feel great about myself, and I also don’t feel guilty about my illness. I’ve also never said addicts aren’t responsible for their actions; we are. The fact that I’m in recovery shows that I took action to heal myself…

    Anyhow, I’m done on this topic. But if people like you want to keep judging….go ahead.

  • Oh dear 1

    Why are people getting so annoyed about his choice of chicks. Doesn’t that mean the fans are in with a chance?

  • internetmasterbrian

    @Oh dear 1: i’ll pass LOL!

  • Manny

    @GFW:
    .
    LMAO… pot meet kettle… I’ll put my money on Dar, she hexes people, you just bore them to tears. :)))

  • internetmasterbrian

    Got to run, no white kerchiefs , check in tomorrow. I have so enjoyed the posters today, and the debates.

    toodles xoxoxoxox, hugs, smoochies, heart symbol and poof!

  • Oh dear 1

    @ internetmasterbrian

    Hahahaha.

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Why read me Manny? ;o) If I’m that boring skip over me! Why try to engage me? Have a nice night.
    ~K

  • dargabriel

    People are absolutely not born addictive, there is no such thing. There is choice, we all grow up and become adults, it does not matter what our parents,role models, or friends do, doesn’t mean we have to fall into it, when we are offered things,sex,booze,drugs, even by people we think we can trust such as doc’s, they offer up drugs to keep business, which could in return be killing your temple, even the drugs they say will help you, are actually killing you in other ways,sad but true. If you see a bunch of people walk across the street on a no walk just because there are no cars, r u going to follow? Funnily I was in this situation, yet I waited, watching everyone else follow, I then thought to myself, I’m damn glad I pay attention, these signs are everywhere in our lives, the bottom line is, are we going to pay attention. Advice is everywhere, even from people we hold on a pedastol, however, advice is a test, is it right or something we should heed. I do not believe in therapist, because most of the time they want to medicate people with stuff that causes brain damage. There are better ways to deal with issues. Be careful with meds and advice.

  • facereality

    @Oh dear 1: Not unless they all look like a bunch of trannies, lol.

  • Manny

    @GFW:
    .
    How can we miss you??? You have been here 12 hours straight except for lunch… Your employer must love you. :)))

  • Crazy Wench

    @Oh.My.God.:
    She is also huge about 6-2 tall and he boobs are about size double G – humongous and droopy. She once wrote a poem called “My Breasts are Flowing with Milk & Honey. ”
    She says crazy things, and is a race baiter. Ugly and trouble is what she is.
    What was he thinking is what I ask?

  • @Toronto

    @Toronto (the original):
    Because you’re new, I will explain to you about the @ “Poster Name” tactic. Here on JJ. When we want to reply to someone and emphasis that the reply is to that person directly, we use the @ symbol with that person’s moniker. Everyone knows that Toronto and @Toronto are 2 separate posters. I wasn’t stealing your moniker. Don’t worry. My only problem with you is you hurling erroneous information as facts. i can’t let you get away with it.
    .
    Nothing was ever proven regarding your argument that addiction and homosexuality are genetically linked, and to say it has makes you come across as ignorant.

  • 666

    @internetmasterbrian:
    Sorry you’re leaving; I did enjoy you so.

  • ****

    @dargabriel:
    “People are absolutely not born addictive, there is no such thing. There is choice, we all grow up and become adults, ”
    .
    Absolutely, even you have more common sense then some of the people who post here. Dummies.

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Question for everyone. If Gerry, because he’s had a lightening bolt hit him in his heart that shook his soul awake, decided he felt it best to get into a relationship and settle down in the near future, when would this best be done? Right now? A little further out? A lot further out? Any ideas, opinions?
    ~K

  • justme

    I’m sure he’s plenty of freaky in bed and it’s probably oral that’s turning them all on. I guess he’ll lick wherever,,,,,,, ass and all….I think this chick is pretty but she screwed ARod so,,,,I guess getting a dream kiss is out lol

  • justme

    He’s a single buy whose free to do what he wants but I guess the telltale sign for all of them is he’s not taking them out “to” many places in public so who knows what these girls call dating. I’m sure they venture out but when you’re dating someone there’s some sign..all the creepin would get on my nerves,,,I guess they’re special just not special enough.

  • ****

    @justme:
    Yuck. Licking ass and all. That’s how you get throat HPV, which leads to cancer. Who knows how many sex partners he’s done it with?

  • cupccake

    I’m sorry to say he needs better taste in women.

  • ****

    @justme:
    Yes, but it’s not his fault. The girls know exactly what to expect from him and they go out with him anyway. So only the girls are to blame. It’s like Clooney’s women. They know he isn’t interested in marriage or something lasting, and yet women want to have a relationship with him anyway. It takes a certain woman to go out with men like that. It’s usually women not looking for traditional relationships. It’s usually women who want the thrill of sleeping with a celebrity, want to gain notoriety, or need attention from the public in order to build a sleazy career.
    .
    Gerry is private so he can’t be used like that. However, they get other things from him like connections, good hot sex, and some did get notoriety like Brandi, kola, and this trainer are doing.

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    @Manny:
    Bugs you I can post from work and you can’t doesn’t it? I can be missed by skipping past me, which you seem unable to do like I can you. You’ve nothing interesting to say but to cause trouble for arguing. The one person, me, you’d like to engage in Machine Gun Preacher chatter with failed you. You’re way late to that party. I think it sad your husband wouldn’t take you to see it when it came your way on the big screen. I did like the kid on the bed beside a **spoiler** suicidal Sam. And said way early on Lynn’s a saint. She saw past Sam’s veneer.
    @justme:
    Disgust is the language of hate.
    -
    Is there a part of nothing special, nothing serious, you don’t get when it comes to him and throwbacks?
    -
    You should check your phobias. Freud says all neurosis stems from sex. Just sayin’.
    -
    That said, few of us are ‘normal’. And what do we do if normal isn’t working? What is normal? Who is normal? Only 6% of the world’s population is ‘normal’.
    -
    So many have grown deep hatred for all things Gerry. Contagion.
    ~K

  • dargabriel

    GFW, you seem to think you know the definition of what normal truely is, difine please? Let’s see what your matter tells you. I’ll let you in on a little secret, there is no such thing as normal, there is such a thing as unique though. You’re certainly no Jedi. However keep throwing your words that are meaningless around. Get real with thyself. If you do not respect your job, you will lose it, unless however writing to gossip sites is part of your job, we all most certainly get what we deserve. These are real words. Truth,destiny,faith,love,hope, and peace. Try those in your vocabulary.

  • A-town

    @dargabriel:

    I hear what your saying. But unless you have studied ADD tirelessly like I have, tried everything else possible (exercise, homeopathic remedies, etc), then you might not truly understand. One has to find the right mg for them and continue to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s the only thing that’s worked for me. I respect your opinion however.

    I like the discussions on here, but loathe the insults and name calling. There is no reason for it. Unless there are children commenting, then okay, have fun, but make sure your parents don’t catch you.

    Off of the subject now, I just watched “Woman in Black” and I’m freaking jumpy! I’m going to be looking over my shoulder for a while.

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    @A-town:
    What was most scary about The Woman In Black is that she, like is uttered at the end (and somewhat Gerry-related as he’s a lot of payback to deal with), is when you think Daniel’s character has done so much for her with his son there on that last day, brought **spoilers** her, her son back and put them at rest… and that still happens! “Never forgive.” It is payback mode gone haywire!
    @dargabriel:
    Have a sober night okay? Do try.
    -
    Oh, and never implied as much that I know what you ask! Good try to engage the fascinating one in conversation but to no avail as I, a Lace Reader, can see straight through your demonic hidden by spiritual witchcraft blabbering… but no worries on the opposite side of this… I see the best in Gerry, which he tries to hide too. :o)
    ~K

  • A-town

    @GFW:

    I know! So unfair. His character did what he could to appease her, but to no avail. She also kept popping up everywhere! You never knew when to expect it.

    Daniel Radcliffe did a great job. Even though I’m a grown up (most of the time), I really loved (and still do) the Harry Potter franchise and it’s nice to see him progressing like he is.

  • Manny

    @GFW:
    .
    Doesn’t bother me. What is a shame is that your employer is paying you to be unproductive. For someone who claims “I always tell the truth” you certainly aren’t above cheating your employer… but it’s their problem right because it is all about Kathy… :)
    .
    Your dig is absolutely hilarious. I could have gone to see MGP by myself or with friends but It didn’t matter to me that much. You see, I don’t need Butler to make my life complete. You certainly put a lot of concern and worry into Butler and that is fine if that is all you have. Funny how a flesh and blood man in my bed can do that for me. But I guess the simple choice is, do you want to love an idea or a man. :)))

  • dargabriel

    I think people whom accuse others of being a drunk or using witchcraft are typically tqlking about themselves, its the syndrome of the pot calling the kettle black, just like when someone is falsely accused of cheating, yet the accuser is the guilty party. Listen here GFW, you do not know who or what I am, all speculation, I’m someone you will never have the honor of meeting, because, I won’t allow this. Again you really don’t know me or Gerard Butler and that you can trust.

  • Trying to figure it out

    I’m voting for Miss Piggy in Brilliant

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    @dargabriel:
    I know you’re a loopy sloppy drunk who gets her posts deleted. Dare to call me a liar?
    -
    I won’t have the “honor” of meeting you? What a lofty snob! Like I care.
    ~K

  • Sweet

    @Manny:
    “andrew breitbart’
    .
    I believe that. But….you do need this forum to make your life complete because you seem to live for posting here. Don’t you have a life outside this board? Any friends?

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Good Evening JJer’s! GB hanging out in West Hollywood today:

    @AlyciaNBCLA Just sat next to a VERY gregarious #gerardbutler at kings road cafe in weho. 6:24pm

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Oops correction, that tweet is a few days old, SORRY!!

  • dargabriel

    I do not drink GWF, my fluids consist of, milk, water, and 1 venti starbucks coffee a day, I know this is very hard for you to grasp, but as I’ve said I’m not who you think I am. I am A very strick capricorn with a soft heart, no room for error. It doesn’t really matter what you think about a person, because the only important thing is, you know yourself and my will.is incredibly strong. You do not scare me, however remember when you send bad thoughts, be prepared to face consequences, no lie, just the workings of the universe. You may be a wee bit jealous of me, this is why you spout off, I’ve a tea kettle that does that. Well I certainly hope you be nice to everybody

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