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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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  • justsayin

    Just love when you do state your opinion here you get an automatic thumbs down….unless your agreeable with people who judge & hate you don’t matter…shame shame… I will be waiting for my thumbs down…oh wait I don’t sit on here here all time waiting to judge & insult others… Justme sayin I myself am imperfect & like to respect others so I will go now as not to upset the crowd

  • Can’tGetEnough

    So GB is hot—but he’s old! LOL

    Alora Arceneaux ‏ @aloraarceneaux
    I MET GERARD BUTLER TODAY AND HE GRABBED MY HAND!!! IM OBSESSED NOW
    .
    Alora Arceneaux ‏ @aloraarceneaux
    @j0sephineee he came into my work!!!! He is so hot! But so old haha

  • A-town/Anastasia Beaverhausen

    @Can’tGetEnough:

    You can’t listen to the person who said that about GB being old. If it came from a college kid here in Austin. I’m in my mid 30′s and even though I was told I look in my mid 20′s last night, I felt old as h/ell at certain places with all those college kids around. It was worth it for us because of the new music we were introduced to. And of course we were not the only people in our 30′s. Some were even beyond. But it just depended on which place you were at. You’re also as young as you feel right?

  • Tonto

    Hey, Joie! Glad to see you and CGE and a shout to angelrock, Niknoks, Lolita and Manny too. I know there’s some that I forgot, it’s been a while since I was here last. I’ve spent two days back reading here and wished I hadn’t. Some of the dialog is sad. But, all and anyone can come and put their two cents here even when it’s not so nice. Such is the world we live in. I hope you all are doing okay. I saw that you, Joie were making a special quilt for hubby. Those are the gifts that are priceless. Please let us know how he likes it. I hope Mr. Butler can get his act together and start making movies we can all go see. Hurry up GB, I aging here and I’d like to see you on the big screen and not the little screen so much. ;) But, hey, we’ll take what we can get, just not any more questionable revelations from your love life.

  • Blackwell

    I like the earlier discussions about Gerard ‘s careers hits and misses. Some suggested him getting involved in subtantial projects but the question is: will he play second banana? Ryan Reynolds did with Denzel Washington in Safe House will Gerard do it? Talking about careers, where this Channing Tatum come from? He just had two hits one being The Vow and the other 21 Jump Street. Audience seem to respond to him positively.

  • Blackwell

    And I hope his taste in scripts are much better than that in women.

    I agree he is prob. in such kind of financial stress. Lost loads of investment in MGP. Actioners are no guarantee money makers either especially if they are stinkers from inception. He also poured in loads of money into PTF and OMAM and these two being money makers or not we have to wait and see. All in all one has to give props to a man who is gutsy enough to try.

  • Occam’s Razor

    Manny – I completely forgot about marketing. Thanks for pointing that out. The point remains the same though. It just means that the movies will have to do much better than Gamer (not too hard, in theory) to recoup the losses MGP brought them. They’d better be three super-dooper action movies then! I think he’s capable of that so long as the scripts are good. Here’s hoping.

  • angelsrock

    @Tonto:

    Hi Tonto! There have been some rough reads here lately. Many down on Butler that’s for sure. Looks like he’s going to be very busy starting in May and running through Christmas with at least 3 projects. Looking forward to seeing him on the big screen again, but I guess we have to wait until October with OMAM. He still gets excited when talking about his movies. Let’s hope the critics and movie goers pick up on these next few movies. He deserves it after the crash and burn of MGP. It was such a good movie that no one saw. Coriolanus was excellent as was he as Aufidius.
    Have a great week!!!!!

  • good grief!

    Anabella Jack ‏
    Rowing mate texts me she totally saw that mtv nutter @Aliciamariebody at LAX tonight with Gerard Butler the 300 actor ?! #hateyoubitch
    http://twitter.com/CelebriFOOL

  • good grief!

    So I guess Gerry doesn’t mind that Alicia sold their sex life to the tabs? He’s okay with the fact that she told the world he used painkillers to have sex with her?
    .
    I’m confused. He was angry at Brandi for outing their hook-up, but he doesn’t mind when Alicia does it. WTF?

  • Can’tGetEnough

    @good grief!: Just saw this tweet at WO and said the same thing–GOOD GRIEF!! LOL Let’s hope they went their separate ways afterwards! =)
    So he’s back in LA. Thought for sure I had seen comments that he had to do PTF re-shoots this week!
    Have a great day JJer’s!!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    Good morning everyone, so nice to see that the posts were upbeat and interesting.
    @Joie, I am doing better but they are changing my meds, maybe something not as strong.
    @Just saying, enjoyed your post, never let the thumbs get to you. A respectful post is always a pleasure to read. Kindness in this world has become a rare commodity.
    Have a great day everyone, off to work.

  • PsychoB

    Ugh, he flew to Texas to go to a music festival? With a woman who obviously was an enabler in his past. Enablers are frustrating but I think when they are enablers of a celebrity its obvious their motives are self absorbed. Boy this woman is a piece of work. But Gerry if he is not ready to do what he needs to do will find anyone who will allow him to carry on with business as usual. Whats next, Coachella with strippers that he calls godesses.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    @PsychoB:

    Ok again, SXSW is a music and FILM festival. It’s where a lot of bands get signed and screenings are held and connections are made. But if that Alicia person is an enabler, then it’s definitely not smart for Gerard to hang with her. Something mean to ask as well, he seems to like manly women, what’s up with that?

  • Hollywood Gossiper

    @Can’tGetEnough: The reshoots are scheduled for March 25 and 26, that’s next weekend.

    I am sure his outpatient team, if in fact he ever got outpatient treatment, are eager to have him check in, cough cough.

  • Hollywood Gossiper

    Did anyone read this article posted from yesterday, if this woman is the married woman Radar Online is reporting about seems she has a history of going to the tabloids. Someone is really slipping in their judgment.

    http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/20898/Carmen-Electra-Files-For-Divorce

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    “Ugh, he flew to Texas to go to a music festival? With a woman who obviously was an enabler in his past.”
    -
    She’s right music and film festival headlined by big acts and new cool films.
    -
    Sorry, I’ve been off the grid, but he did (go with someone)? He traveled (left) with her but not one photo, just “tweets”? Maybe he says please no? Dunno. Sounds fishy. Think from the looks of her she’s blend in with the tile, but not if she was with him.
    ~K

  • Insider

    @Can’tGetEnough:

    Gerry will grab the hand of someone who starts rudely talking to him while he’s talking to someone else. I’ve seen him do it. It’s a “please be quiet, I’ll get to you in a minute” thing.

  • Insider

    @Blackwell: OMAM was not produced by Gerry. Actually, Sean Penn was to play Frosty but it conflicted with another project.

  • just a thought

    @PsychoB: It will be interesting to see what happens this year. It is not a good sign if he is hanging around with someone who sold him out, and outed his drug use. This broad (if that’s indeed what she is lol) is all about self-promo. If he can keep it together, great. But if the endless merrymaking continues, I predict he will be dropped from one or more of these films. He is a long way from admitting he needs intensive rehab, IMO.

  • Insider

    @good grief!: That’s a fake sighting and fake twitter account. You people are too easy.

  • Insider

    @PsychoB:
    @just a thought:

    Both of you will believe anything you see, won’t you? Dummies! You live in your own little brains and create drama to spice up your dull lives!

  • PsychoB

    okay lets pretend G man was there for work reasons. Where is Alan? you know his business partner. What business exactly did he need to conduct at the endless showcases he went to.

    @Insider: Ah yes the insider, how many times do you claim to know Gerry? If you were a true insider than congratulations on being an enabler. We can personally thank you when Gerry hits rock bottom, but then again you will find some other fish to suck yourself to when that happens.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    I agree some very impressionable. Contagion theory alive and well! And need to say that is “she’d” for she’s. LOL Me and my (trademark) typos.
    -
    Really hope Of Men and Miracles (yes, my name for it) earns him a lot of respect for pulling off a surfer by learning to surf at 41, which is a big deal. And that it has a lot of juice (depth) to it script-wise because while a story about Jay, the star is Gerry as Frosty.
    -
    Was hoping Coriolanus would have gotten him and Ralph, along with Vanessa and Brian on The Charlie Rose show at least! Not too sure why it didn’t either.
    -
    Just know Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus were both fine and respectable efforts by Gerry. I don’t recall any bad reviews of his performances for either. So while they may not have been box office successes, they were personal ones. Especially with Obama (et al) going in for Joseph. What an impact! Everything matters.
    ~K

  • J.Aniston Is A Wh@re Too

    @Insider: Hi, Moira.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Dunno. Three projects on the stove doesn’t exactly sound like hitting rock bottom, but then I’m not projecting or pretending I know what he’s doing with his down time with his “friends”. I guess thinking the worst befits you well?
    -
    That he’s back in LA can only mean the most fatal of outcomes? What? He’s given up being an outpatient? And you know this how? Last I checked he had a home and works from there… oh, and that’s where Alan was. This this past weekend was for R&R.
    -
    The fatalist approach and view is very prevalent here. It’s a depressing place for the most part. No wonder I don’t bother too much any longer… nor many others. To most of you he’s a washed up has been who has failed you miserably. I can’t allow myself to catch it. Cheers!
    ~K

  • Hollywood Gossiper

    @Insider: Actually Gerard and Alan are listed as executive producers of Of Men and Mavericks, for an insider, you should have known that. Fully aware that executive producer is often a title given to people who fork out financing and/or to stars as more honorary positions but he clearly has an investment in this film.

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: Spend 5 minutes of your time GFW and look up addiction. NO ONE who has just gotten out of rehab(especially those who just go in long enough to detox) should be spending their R & R time at bars or parties. Use your brain woman. Your last post is stupidity. Your lack of any knowledge except for G’s pe/en is showing.

  • realitycheck

    GFW Promise to Leave JJ #1,696,969

    “To most of you he’s a washed up has been who has failed you miserably. I can’t allow myself to catch it. Cheers!”

    Yes just skip JJ if it offends you, but YOU’LL BE BACK, like a herpes sore.

  • cupccake

    Wait I’m alittle confused. Are we talking about the blonde hair women who initially traveled with him at the airport? How did alicia get into the mix I hope it’s not true. She only is trouble. I hope gerry can see that.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    I understand what is called a reflective recovery. It’s an over-confidence upon feeling better. Had it with my mom. And yes, going from rehab to red carpet is not what you would do, but it is very much what Gerry would do. As well as finding his way to a cool weekend function! Now, with who… that’s his business and that (I think) is at the heart of the matter. You disapprove.
    -
    Some have him so deceitful he couldn’t ask for water if thirsty!
    -
    Problem is (I think) is you have no power over him. That’s what bothers you… you’re ineffective. You, and what you say, mean nothing. No one wants to catch your disease. You and the shave your neck crowd are completely frustrated by him… and he knows it. He gulls the hell out of you! All anyone hears is “change” from you. Change for you. Do this and I’ll like you again. No, you’re simply scared, and angry, which I can identify with. I say let him do this his way because it’s his life.
    -
    Nothing in life has any business being perfect.
    ~K

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: In reality GFW I see Gerry as exactly what he is an addict. not because of what I want him to be, but because that is what he is. And knowing a few things about addiction, I know that he is not ready to deal with it. There is nothing unique about Gerry Butler when it comes to fighting addiction. I have seen people who do not follow AA or other recovery plans to the letter and make it. But the one thing they have in common with all other recovering addicts is they know that their life doesn’t go on as business as usual. Their life changes completely. both inwardly and outwardly. So unlike you, I hope gerry does what ever he needs to do to get better. That includes, if need be, leaving the business.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Well, I’ve got news for you. He, and I’ve said it here and elsewhere, needs to pull a Bruce. He knows it but isn’t willing… why? He’s addicted.
    -
    So there. Deal with it. You apparently cannot. You’re in so deep with this (and him) I think you and many others are WHY he’s acting like he is. ooOOps. Yep.
    -
    Do you know what I hear? Go find a man. I think this is why Gerry is acting so questionable. I do. I think he wants to turn so many off to get them off his back as their go to man. Know what I mean? He doesn’t want all the fan glory, he wants to be his own man… warts and all. Very, very few people accept him “as is” and this might be his way of shaking off all the ticks and leaches that he knows won’t be there for him in the long run. Chew on that.
    ~K
    who knows a whole lot more about addiction than you have any idea but how you are going about it is not working because it is not inspiring… got news for you… Gerry does not respond to scolding, emotional manipulation, threats, or finger pointing… he’s the opposite guy… it all has to be his idea… even love

  • Manny

    Oh yippee… Now WE’RE all responsible for hoe Butler acts… Heaven forbid the man is responsible for his own choices. GFW is a nitwit.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Dear PsychoB, if Gerry left the business whatever would you do? And all of these hangers on here? You’d lose your go to scold, chastise, criticize, condemn, whip for all the things he does not live up to for you. I wish he would walk. Walk, and I’ve written it here many times, and take (at least) a year off. Three words: Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. No entourage. Nothing. Him, his laptop, bike, and VISA cards. :o)
    ~K

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: Oh GFW, are you headed for a melt down?

    If G wanted to be his own man and wasn’t playing up to the celebrity portion of the business he would have…

    a/ lived outside of the 10 square miles of HW. Lived in an area of So Cal that could care less if he likes sugar in his coffee(believe me there are more areas than not) or just leave HW period for the majority of the year. get a ranch in Montana or Scotland.

    b/ find other ways of passing his time than the party scene. (by the way, there are plenty of surfers who don’t do drugs) –infact most of the surfers I have ever met were pot heads not perscription poppers or coke heads. I doubt completely that the surfing scene is where he picked up any habits. But nonetheless there are plenty of other things to do. Take his Harley and drive outside of LA (not just to where the paps can get pics) do Joshua Tree again. Get a beach house on the other hundreds of miles of beach that does not have the Malibu zip code.

    c/ if he needs people to accept him how he is why would he seek out attention junkies?

    The guy has issues, but they are all self made. I wish him well but making excuses for him is about as helpful for him as giving him pain killers.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @Manny:
    Yeah, he wants to get rid of lot of you naysayers with little other to do than use him as dartboard, whipping post or Voodoo doll for all that ails you. For all he’s failed to live up to! He, much like me, is fed up with the lot of you! ha-ha-ha NAILED!
    ~K

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: Your right he probably couldn’t handle being around us. most people in denial of their addiction look for people who enable them. GFW you are set. You’ re in like flynn. You are the grandaddy of Gerry’s enablers. he’s probably leaving you coded messages as we speak. in fact, I am Gerry. I have just been testing you GFW. YOU PASSED!!!!!

  • Manny

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:
    .
    If you are fed up… Leave…. Please… There is the door…

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @PsychoB:
    No, not heading for a meltdown but think YOU are.
    -
    YOU can’t control him. YOU mean nothing. YOU can’t get through. YOU think YOU know what’s right for him. He won’t listen to YOU. YOU are the woman of reason of sense of experience. YOU who knows so much!
    -
    YOU are secretly scared shitmiss (and angry) he’ll do something like so many think (that I won’t give voice to) so are pleading for him to listen to YOU. That is what this is all about: YOU. YOU are frightened. YOU are angry. YOU are disappointed. YOU know what’s best for him. YOU want him to do what YOU want him to do. So YOU scold. Point fingers, debase, flame what he chooses to do. Nothing is good enough for YOU.
    -
    Wrong. Not all his “issues” are self-made Ms. Freud. Got news for YOU he is dealing with his addictions far better than you are YOURS.
    ~K

  • Joie de Vivre

    OFF TOPIC: Just returned to my office from a morning of work in Washington DC. As I made my way through three quadrants to my final appt at Georgetown University, I was treated to a ride through the cherry blossom extravaganza around the Tidal Basin. What an amazing phenomenon! So beautiful! Year after year. Thick with tourists and activities of every sort, the city is just bursting with energy and good vibes. Spring has sprung. But the icing for the cake was during the 5-minute peak of the ride, Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London”, a song that always moves me, came on my ipod and I have to say that those 5 minutes found me in complete and total, unadulterated bliss. ♥ I will never hear that song again without thinking of that moment among the cherry blossoms, and vice versa. Happy accident, but a real perk of my career choice. Anyway, GFW, you should take yourself down there on your lunch hour instead of posting here and getting angry. It would be good for your spirit. It would be good for anyone’s spirit. Hope everyone stays safe and well.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @PsychoB:
    Oh there you go passing judgement on me by calling me an enabler. Like you know. Mean bad GFW! I don’t know nuthin’ right? Wrong. I know this: What you’re trying to do does NOT work. That’s what I know.
    ~K

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: Yes, its all about me GFW. Me me ME! That is why I post all the time day after day hour after hour. You should read your post GFW, your subconscious is trying to tell you something.

  • The Kremlin

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: We cannot make out your last coded messages, GFW. What are you smoking, Agent 013?

  • annie

    Gerard can’t and won’t rid of Alan who knows where all the bodies were buried!

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    No, it’s about you not getting what you want.
    -
    What you want is something he obviously does not. You want his attention to do what you want him to do. You know it all. You know what Gerry should do and he is not complying. He is bad. He rents a home in the wrong place for God’s sake! He does not take the bike rides you think he should. So you are fuming. Your ears are bleeding you’re so furious! You are mad at anyone who says he’s doing the best he can and how he wants to do it is an enabler.
    ~K
    who suspects this’ll get tossed into moderation as it is always me that gets tossed under the bus for truth… but think we don’t know what Gerry’s doing… for all we know he could be using again… like you say… it’s the company one chooses to be with… I’m not knocking that, I’m just cutting him the benefit of the doubt he isn’t

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @annie:
    Alan accepts Gerry as is. They have a long history and are soul mates and extremely good friends. Gerry is loyal to those who are loyal to him. That and Alan is somewhat a father figure to him. And could have a lot of control over him too, which could be another reason he (could be) acting how he has. Maybe Gerry wants a different life and feels the debt too high to payback to Alan? Or even Hollywood?
    -
    Might Gerry simply need to get his respect back and is trying? What I don’t understand is what he’s done so awful to get the treatment he does here and on IMDb? I really do think he’s snapped as far as caring what his fans think of him. But some have seen him through eyes of truth and for the foggy, smelly, rough around the edges LUG that he is. That’s the truth. And he knows it… and they, that one, they don’t take the crap and nonsense act he’s dancin’ recently as the real him. No, not at all.
    ~K
    making this my last post… so carry on!

  • Manny

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:
    .
    Get off the victim train GFW. You posted yourself into a corner. You are so overwrought you aren’t even making sense, more so than you normally do.
    .
    I think you should talk Joie’s advice, get out and take a walk. Butler doesn’t need you to be his protector. As his choices show, he does give a flying f*ck what you or anyone else thinks…

  • Manny

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:
    .
    Again GFW is saying Butler is swinging on the other side and Alan is his soulmate… what a surprise. I guess if GFW can’t have him Alan should….

  • PsychoB

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman: GFW, your posts should be used in a Psych 101 class.

    My post was in response to your monologue stating Gerry is tired of the attention. I could care less what Gerry does with his time. But what he does do, directly contradicts your image of him. Heck, your posts directly contradict each other so why I am bothering with you is a mystery to me right now. I should just let you talk

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