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Gerard Butler Developing 'Olympus Has Fallen'

Gerard Butler Developing 'Olympus Has Fallen'

Gerard Butler is working both in front of and behind the camera for his next project.

The 42-year-old Scottish actor is set to star in the action film Olympus Has Fallen, a project he’ll also co-produce.

The movie centers “on an ex Secret Service agent who must foil a terrorist attack on the president’s residence,” according to THR.

Gerard most recently starred in Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher.

He’s also replacing Eric Bana in the diamond-heist thriller Brilliant.

ARE YOU EXCITED for Gerard Butler’s new role in Olympus Has Fallen?

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  1. 76
    Hollywood Gossiper Says:

    @Karen: The problem is we have two movies scheduled for the same time in May and no indication of which film is going to give way yet. He was still filming OMAM [actually let's face it they've been doing reshoots for OMAM but because they haven't officially closed off the filming they don't have to call it that] and doing PTF reshoots. I would have thought that if Butler is firmly signed on to do Hunter Killer that they would have started in September because that is essentially when winter starts in Alaska, assuming that is the location, that wasn’t firm either, but you get your snow but not as cold as in December January so something’s gotta get dropped or pushed back.

  2. 77
    dummy Says:

    @just me:
    Listening to some of your radical left there?
    .
    Let’s be realistic, without the us you’d end up in the 17th century with the kind of people you let overrun your country.
    .
    People in the the UK are the most out of touch with reality. But don’t worry, reality has a way smacking you right in the face when the time comes to pay the piper.

  3. 78
    dummy Says:

    @just me:
    BTW, the UK is the first purveyor of trash culture. How many young women do you have getting pregnant out of wedlock?
    How many young woman do you have getting trashed every weekend?
    First clean your own den before you point out about America’s consumption of resources lol.
    What…. some loon there told you guys the earth resources are limited and the US is stealing all of it? LOL!
    Dummies!!! Those British academics, there is no one worse.
    They even trump the idiotic American academics, and I didn’t think anyone could be worse.

  4. 79
    Manny Says:

    @dummy:
    .
    Clooney has made his share of bombs true. On the Actors Studio he made it clear how much he relishes his career now. “I’m lucky to work in a business I love” was the theme of his interview. He openly admitted he gets to make any movie he wants because he willing takes scale not superstar salaries to make HIS projects. He also unashamedly admitted he maintains his lifestyle by making foreign commercials.
    .
    So say what you want about “looney” Clooney, but he has made HW work for him not the other way around. But then again Clooney’s passion is his craft. Butler’s passion is celebrity. It’s like comparing apples and oranges IMO.

  5. 80
    God Bless yoou all! Says:

    “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.” 2 Timothy 3:1-4

  6. 81
    Emma Says:

    @ Manny #79

    I agree with you. (you make sense in most of the things you say, which is really cool)

    I don’t know if there is an actor who hasn’t had a less successful film, so you are right – it’s all in the approach one takes towards their roles.

    Same goes for each trade, in my opinion.

    Passion, tenacity, continuous learning and integrity is what makes a person good at what they do, regardless of their flops and failures. I speak for myself, but every time I made a compromise in my work, I was unhappy.

    It is my opinion that something worth doing should be tried over and over again, until you get it right. In some cases, you can fail as many times as you want, in others, failing a lot of times is not an option. I’m talking brain surgery and acting, among others…

    All the best to everyone!

    Em

  7. 82
    just me Says:

    @dummy: As I said, American arrogance.
    I didn’t make any comment about what I think of my country and I’m not going to because unlike you I’m not unjustifyably
    proud of it.

  8. 83
    lolita Says:

    @Hollywood Gossiper: I know he has met a lot of lessons, I can only hope he meets the blessing.

  9. 84
    ....... Says:

    @dummy: see below for my local neighbourhood and ‘trash culture’. What do you have to compare, ignoramus?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/8742154/Top-UK-universities-in-world-rankings.html

  10. 85
    lolita Says:

    @Manny: Manny, Gerry has taken on roles for less money than he could have gotten doing something else. MGP and Coriolanus is just two of them. Clooney enjoys the celebrity as much as Gerry does. He woudn’t show up to award shows or premieres, he does interivews, you named the actors studio interview. The difference in Clooney and Gerry is that Clooney likes to flaunt his woman and Gerry doesn’t. Both have had some questionable relationships. Clooney said he wouldn’t run for public office because he has done to many drugs and woman. Gerry has done commercials also. Similar anf yet very different.

  11. 86
    Manny Says:

    @lolita:
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    From a movie-making perspective Clooney is HW royalty. Butler did take scale IIRC for Coriiolanus, but not LAC. He also took home $$$ for LAC as a producer. Clooney on the other hand could have bagged 3 paychecks for Goodnight & Good Luck but took home scale as director only. Biggest difference is Clooney can make any kind of passion project he wants because he knows how to work the system and studios. As he said he only makes the films he wants for whatever reason not for a paycheck.
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    Butler has lined up three projects in the action genre to try and “pay the bills” because traditionally action & horror tend to make money. And he is producing not because this is a project that he couldn’t live without making but because his prod co needs to keep afloat & in the mix IMO.
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    Butler’s last two projects between them haven’t made $3M so his box office draw power is low currently IMO. I don’t think HW is pounding down his door currently so he has to take projects others are passing on or make his own work.
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    BTW, how are you doing Lolly?

  12. 87
    lolita Says:

    @Manny: Doing better, thanks for asking. Gerry learns more by each project he takes on. I know Clooney has a golden key to HW but to be honest I can’t remember any of his movies I watched on TV or went to the theater to see. He is not my cup of tea. I can’t explain it. he just is kinda boring to me as an actor, but I do agree he does know how to work the HW networking business. I also think his work in the sudan is commendable because of it it has brought attention to the horrors going on there.

  13. 88
    Manny Says:

    @lolita:
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    I’m glad you are doing well.
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    I loved Clooney’s The Descedents.
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    Fassie seems to be building steam. He seems to be in the same position Butler was 9 years ago. It will be fun to watch his career.

  14. 89
    Hollywood Gossiper Says:

    No one said Clooney didn’t enjoy his celebrity but he has just conducted himself in a way that SEEMS to merit him more respect in the industry, all flaunting of his women aside and I don’t doubt Clooney has just as much of his private life hidden as Gerry seems to. Now maybe we know why Gerry does. Well many of us had figured out long ago why he is so secretive. Gerry seems to crave the kind of respect accorded to Clooney but it seems to allude him. Maybe it just isn’t his time yet and his time will come.

    He may meet a lot of LESSONS but does he really learn from his failures, personal and professional? Time will tell.

    There are some people who keep making the same mistakes because they don’t see themselves as the problem, it’s always everybody’s else’s fault. It is a conspiracy against me etc.

  15. 90
    lolita Says:

    @Manny: Fassie in 300 was so good. He also has that bad boy good looks to him.

  16. 91
    lolita Says:

    @Hollywood Gossiper: I don’t think Gerry blames anybody but himself for his actions. He has said so in interviews. Will he repeat his mistakes, possibly, will it keep keeping him in the butt, more than likely, but I like him with all his faults and flaws and since I walk on clay feet I won’t condemn him when he falls from grace.

  17. 92
    lolita Says:

    You know Manny the movie Decendents is actually one Clooney movie I would like to see.

  18. 93
    Hollywood Gossiper Says:

    Well yes Clooney has also made some bombs and EVERY ACTOR has, even the best, even Meryl Streep, I think.

    I tend to find Clooney a one note actor but he plays that note very very well, many American lead actors [Harrison Ford, Kevin Costner] play themselves essentially. What I have liked Gerry is his willingness to try different types of roles. However doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy Clooney in many of his roles.

    I have not seen any of Clooney’s recent movies, the Descendants appeals to me, but I absolutely love “Up in the Air”. I wish they made more movies with that kind of intelligence. “Dear Frankie” was that kind of movie.

    But these are movies that have limited commercial appeal. Such is the world.

  19. 94
    Hollywood Gossiper Says:

    PS. Oops Up in the Air made good money thanks to the Oscar buzz.
    My bad. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=upintheair.htm

  20. 95
    lolita Says:

    @Hollywood Gossiper: I really liked Dear Frankie also. Not much dialogue from Gerry but his eyes told you how he felt, The dance in RnR stills cracks me up. Then you get his sexy dance in TUT and oh well no words for that.
    Thanks ladies for the chat, got to go and let my Irish side take over.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

  21. 96
    dummy Says:

    @just me:
    LOL, that’s the point. You should be proud of your country. I am not a Brit, yet I love Great Britain for it’s wonderful history, culture, and all the great gits it gave the world.
    .
    It’s sad you Brits don’t realize it. You consider yourselves a curse instead of a blessing. Somehow, you have been brainwashed by wayward self-hating people in academia and elsewhere in the UK that Great Britain has been bad for the world, that it plundered other nations, and you apply the same unwise logic to all Western Democracies, especially the US. Wise up! If it weren’t for British values, India would still be burning widows at the funerals of husbands, etc, etc, etc…. I have countless of examples of the good and positive force Great Britain has been in the world. It didn’t plunder anyone. It brought its values and developments to other nations who were living in the dark ages before.
    .
    My only contentions is with your “new thinkers”, the ones who are not thinkers at all, they are imbecilic ignoramuses. They are destroying your country from within, one step at a time, with every new law that passes. Taking away free speech, instituting overzealous hate laws that curtail individual rights, protecting communities that shouldn’t be protected at the expense of communities that should, teaching the public self-loathing, re-writing history to make GB look like an evil empire while glorifying rouge countries like Iran, Cuba, and Syria….., invading personal space, dictating how one should think, or use money, dictating how one should live otherwise forgo getting health care, etc. It’s a nanny state, and until you let go of this faulty mentality, you won’t see the UK getting prosperous again.
    .
    I was hoping Cameron would do the right thing, but he is a weakling; pandering too much to the left. He hasn’t made much of a change from the previous regime. He should keep the promises he made to the people that voted for him. He ran on a conservative platform, but he has been as leftist as they come. However, every time he sticks to his platform, his approval numbers soar. This means the public in the UK is thirsting for leadership. He should be the leader he promised them to be. He was voted in for a reason. The public wanted a change. Either he’ll give it to them, or he’ll go down in leftist flames, as his predecessors.
    .
    Of course, you don’t understand a word I am saying. Nevertheless, I wish you luck. I hope you guys will be able to get out of the mind set that has been thrust upon you by evil ideologs and go back to what made GB so great to begin with. You have been brainwashed, as most people in your country, and sound like you’re at the point of no return, especially when you say nonsensical things like the US is consuming all the (limited) natural resources, lol. Who says so? The anti-American UN? First, it’s not even remotely true. Try countries like India, China, Brazil, Russia – the BRIC countries as they are called – they are the number one consumers. Second, who says natural resources are limited? A couple of idiotic professors? In the 1950s they said we only have enough oil for 20 more years. In the 1970′s they scared everyone again with exactly the same thing. Here we are 40 years later since the 70s, and we haven’t even tapped 10% of the earth’s oil supplies, and there is a new theory floating around that maybe oil is a limitless commodity on earth. Bottom line, these are all theories and no one is sure either way. But what’s sure is that by scaring everyone and claiming limited resources, the people in power get to control it. This is all about control. Especially controlling America because the rest of the world is just jealous of her success. It’s also, to a lesser degree, about controlling the free world and countries like the UK. After all, the people you listen to told you that you shouldn’t be proud of your country. Your country plundered other nations, now it needs to be curtailed. What nonsense! Everyone that believes everything claimed by these leftists is a useful idiot. They count on useful idiots. They need lots of useful idiots in order to control the world. Wise up!!!

  22. 97
    just me Says:

    @dummy: just as the Roman and British empires had their day, so the tide is turning for the USA. Eastern economies are rising, so I’d be careful with that national pride. I simply don’t recognise the UK you describe as the one I live in. But we are good at quirky gits.
    What do you have against academics? A big chip on your shoulder?

  23. 98
    dummy Says:

    @just me:
    If I were you, I wouldn’t rejoice just yet at the notion of the destruction of America. America has a knack of bouncing back, so don’t be too quick to dance on her blood sweat and tears just yet. And, if I were you, I’d really be concerned that such a prospect will come to pass . If America goes, every freedom-loving country goes with it. Unless, of course, you wouldn’t mind living in a world where rouge regimes control the world? Can you be as unwise as the statements you just spoke???
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    Yeah, I hate academics because they don’t preach the truth, or any common sense. They have been, for a long time, the mouthpiece of the people that would like to control the natural resources, as well as our thinking and emotional responses to logic and critical thinking, in order to dumb us down enough to control us.
    .
    The type of thinking you espouse comes directly from academia, and the mainstream media. They are filled with venom towards freedom-loving nations, and build up haters and murderous regimes. Didn’t academia try to push the notation that America was responsible for bringing down the twin towers? Thank God, common sense prevailed and that notion has been axes like it should be.
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    lol, you are the useful idiot that thinks your country has been so bad and now it’s going to get its just deserts. You don’t recognize the UK as I described? Well of course you don’t. You have been taught every step of the way how evil it is. I wonder how many times in your country they call the Iranian regime evil? Yet…. they consider the US evil and rejoice at the notion it will be replaced by “freedom loving” China. If this weren’t so pathetic and sad, I’d would have laugh at the notion of evil America and viva La Iran. Wise up!

  24. 99
    Joie de Vivre Says:

    “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.” — Plato

    *

    Hope everyone is well and happy and enjoying the day! Big hello to all my friends here. Singing and dancing in Austin over St. Patrick’s Day weekend sounds really good to me. Lucky him! Hope Butler is taking care and indulging in fun and the arts and in nothing unhealthy Looks like he’s filling his calendar with projects. He’s persistent, you have to give him that. Take care everybody. XXO

  25. 100
    just me Says:

    @dummy: yes, America is so freedom loving they let a small island face the wrath of the venomous third Reich on behalf of Europe for two whole years , and wilhelm for over three. So freedom loving you had apartheid in the south until the 60s. And the shame of guantanomo bay riding rough over international human rights. I think you may find arrogance comes before the fall.

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