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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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  • Joie de Vivre

    Butler is one of my favorite actors and because of his JJ threads, for me he is a guilty pleasure, as well. He is endearing and a hot mess yet sometimes he seems to miss the glaring truth that when one chooses the life of celebrity, especially in socially high-tech times, one must accept the immense responsibility that goes with that way of life. We are commoners and our private lives are not plastered all over for the world, our families, friends, clients, business associates to read about our every move. But he has to deal with that every day. IF he makes choices that are immoral, illegal and/or unhealthy, he must realize that there are twice as many disloyal people than there are loyal ones and it will more than likely get out there. I can’t speak for anyone but me but I do not let business and personal mix. His off-screen endeavors do not decide if I like him as an actor or not. If some of my straight-laced customers knew that I saw the Grateful Dead 110 times from 1975 to 1995, they would probably drop me like a hot rock; even though I am the most qualified professional to handle the business they give me with the greatest expertise around for my industry. Many people will drop Butler because he is turning out to be a disappointment for them as a real man. If he really is the man he’s been painted to be by the media these last few weeks, then he loses my respect (which is paramount for me, both ways), but not my money at the box office, if I want to see one of his films. I’ll bet he’s a really nice guy in most circumstances and I hope he takes care of himself and “conquers himself” as Plato described so long ago. I’d love to see him respected and loved until a ripe old age.

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    @PsychoB:
    “My post was in response to your monologue stating Gerry is tired of the attention.”
    -
    Okay. Peace. Common ground. (if this’ll post) I agree. I feel he’s angry and it starts with him. He could be weak and brittle and frail from trying to live up to expectations from most directions. What you call enabling I call stepping back. Giving space. Letting him get up and make his way again. Yes, he fell off the wagon. He knows that! Why do you have to pour salt in his wounds?
    ~K

  • Boo

    GFW is so annoying

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Skip GFW. GFW makes valid points too!
    ~K

  • Reviews

    @justsayin:
    I really like your post from Page 8. Lots of realizing of truth.

  • God Bless yoou all!

    “Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another and working together with one mind and purpose.” Philippians 2:2

  • hannah

    not sure. someone called it out on friday?? when they saw alicia was tweeting from austin, forgot who first found it but good catch.
    i am beginning to think that alicia saying anything was a full hollywood orchestration by her people and his people to take the heat off the coming janea news.
    anything is better than being an adulterer.
    for some reason i am not surprised. disppointed but not surprised.

  • Hot Under the Collar

    The only poster I read here is @GerrysFascinatingWoman. She is obviously the only person who has her head on straight! Manny is a jealous lunatic with a chip on her shoulder and the rest of the posters here are neurotic weirdos with gerard doll fetishes!
    ~P

  • Manny

    @Hot Under the Collar:
    .
    LMAO… Gee I wonder who you are…

  • HotUndertheCollarNOT

    @Hot Under the Collar: Not too bright. If you are going to sock and support yourself don’t give away your telltale. Talking to yourself is that a sign of schizophrenia? United States of GFW. You should be as entertaining as Toni Collette.

  • Kilroy

    @Hot Under the Collar: TOO OBVIOUS…..LMFAO!

  • Elvira

    @Hot Under the Collar: Hey, I’ll have you know there is much more to the Gerard doll then meets the eye! He has many uses! Now if they’d invent one that vibrates!

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Eh? Who is Toni Collette?
    -
    What’s going on here? (blink-blink) Hey, I’m just me here. I am not HotUnderTheCollar. I’m not. Really.
    ~K

  • cupccake

    Just wany to point something out. Charlize theron went out on a date with alexander skargaard according to us magazine. Now why couldn’t gerry set his sites on charlize. Tall, gorgeous has her act together. That would have been a hot couple.

  • Just Sayin’

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:

    Are you socking under a ridiculous handle like that??
    .
    @hannah:

    I believe this theory. From what I’ve seen on her facebook Alicia is engaged or almost and has nerve cavorting with single men (hmmm, gerard and all of his friends seem to have loose morals sadly),
    and esp a former se/x partner, but I do see that blurb came out conveniently “just in time” to pre-empt or ‘water down’ the terrible hit his rep will take if this abandoning a married woman wit kids thing grows legs and the husband subpeonas Gerard in the divorce.
    Can happen, right??

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    I notice you always show up cupccake during these unique moments with this kind of stuff. Wonder why? Hummm.
    -
    Anyways, don’t ask me how I know this, but don’t think Gerry is interested in being with a high profile actress whose career is hotter than his… who in many respects is a better actor than he is? He’s got a fragile enough ego! But dueling careers? Really? He’s said himself in interviews he doesn’t know how some two-actor couples manage? But this isn’t about that is it? ;o)
    ~K

  • 19 Going on 30!

    @cupccake:
    Probably because Charlize is admittedly mentally insane and unstable. Stories of her craziness abound. Self-centered and 40.
    You hags need to Stop paring gerard with OLD used up Hollywood actress wh/ores!

  • GerrysFascinatingWoman

    Oh, I just need to say the photo they’re using for this thread is one of this best. He looks dreamy. Like he’s stoned in love or something? He looks simply sweet as a, well, cupcake! ;o)
    ~K

  • angelsrock

    @GerrysFascinatingWoman:
    cupcake is a sock and a troll. ignore when you see her/its posts. i have a feeling that she is behind all the stupidity on this site.

  • angelssock

    @cupccake:
    Disagree. Charlize looks like she will not age well. She looks ‘matronly.’ without makeup and extensions and gloss. :(
    Yuk.

  • Hot Under the Collar

    @19 Going on 30!:
    Why, would you prefer that Gerard dates a kid like you?
    Gerard doesn’t need an actress or a model/enabler. He needs a woman his own age or older who has a foot outside of Hollywood glitz and glamour. That is what will keep him sane and his career prospering.
    Why would I be GFW? She has her own moniker!
    ~

  • cadence

    @Insider:
    Gerard Butler is producing OMAM and the sighting of Alicia did not come from a fake account. The young woman’s twitter account is legit. You’re not much of an insider, are you? I’m sure any minute now another “insider” will be telling us the tweeter was paid off by Brandi. *shaking head* I’m not happy about his latest choices either, but putting fan girl blinders on and wishing it all away isn’t going help. If I had a nickel for every ardent fan who pretended to be an insider on this site, I’d be able to finance Gerry’s films myself.

  • Autumn

    Hi JJrs! Just back last night and taking a minute to scan the threads. I go away for 15 days and whoa – GB’s been a busy boy! Hope he enjoys SXSW in Austin – great city – the festival sounds like loads of fun! Another movie project “Brilliant” and IMO a viable co-star would be Kate Beckinsale or Emily Blunt. Cited in a divorce case – ok whatever – it takes 2 to tango. Soccer match for charity – good move with a cast of comedians – I would love to be a fly on the locker room wall for the banter.

    Perhaps our “hot mess” has a few more addictions to address – he has said he’s a highly addictive personality. Let’s hope he begins to make choices that he can live with and be happy about. It’s us, the fans, to decide how much is enough before the lustre starts to dull from all of the antics.

    He is a truly nice person with the best humor. I have said previously I’ve met him a few times at some events in NY & CA, and in SBUX in NYC – he was so gracious and kind. Plus he is a gorgeous man up close – those green eyes and that smile are a double whammy. Even my husband said ” what a nice chap.” We all make mistakes; we’ve done things we aren’t proud of – not sure how being under a microscope surrounded by people who never say “No” to you can be healthy and where every misstep is news. People are human and therefore, fallible.

    I won’t stop seeing his films, but I will call “crap” when I see a bad film no matter who the male or female lead may be. Some of GB’s films were crap scripts and no amount of fluff could save them – this can be said for many of the current top box office draws. For those who are admirers of him, let’s hope that something better happens. For those who aren’t, you are entitled to your opinion and not everyone will always agree. It’s what makes the world an interesting place just like here at JJ.

    Hope all is well with everyone!

    Stay happy, healthy and sane.
    Autumn

  • Wynter

    @cadence:
    I agree with you. I like Gerard and think he’s got issues and do not think he makes the right decisions – esp with regards to women and friends, but im not going to close my eyes and act like he’s not doing things he obviously has problems, hello he was in rehab.
    .
    Has Janea stopped posting on here about herself yet? Was getting kinda sad. Everytime someone said she looked like a transsexual, ‘jim’ or some other person would start posting about how ‘great’ she looked making me want to throw up.

  • AMEN

    @cadence:
    HIGH FIVE thank god someone said it.
    I refuse to subscribe to the ‘Phannie Insider Denial Fan-Fic’ on this board. We can’t control Gerard. We can only hope he makes better decisions moving forward. As fans that’s all we can hope for.

  • Just Sayin’

    @cadence:
    Me, I ignore all posters who claim to be ‘Insiders’
    Real insiders aren’t posting here.
    Try again.

  • cupccake

    To gerry’s facinating woman you dont’t sound so facinating when you call me a sock and a troll. I only post here once. Or on ocassion. You can agree to disagree with me but don’t be insulting I am not responsible for anyones threads but my own.

  • Just Sayin’

    @cupccake:
    Take a hike. You bring nothing but negativity the past few threads – that and stupid suggestions of Gerard dating drug-user actresses.

  • cadence

    @Just Sayin’:
    The wording of your post was confusing. Are you implying that I’m an insider? I’m not. I’m a fan like everyone else. I corrected the insider’s phony information. Anyone with a computer can do it. If some fans want to stay in denial and rely on false information to do it than so be it. There is a difference between staying optimistic about his future and fabricating information. I respect people like Lolita and angelsrock that choose to see the glass half full. What I don’t respect are people who can only stay optimistic by making things up. There’s a difference.

  • Just Sayin’

    @cadence:
    No I was supporting your original post that I also ignore people coming on this board claiming to be ‘insiders.’ all phonies. All GALS or doll-huggers from WO etc.
    I actually deplore his phanbelt here and regularly hit the ignore when I see that the phannie-blinders have been employed with all the fake ‘insiders’, like we are stupid.
    I also doubt Gerard, Brandi, Alicia – any of these people act without reason, everything is planned.
    I also honestly think it’s sport for them and that they really don’t care.
    I am happily married, over 50 (and still tickin!) and yes, a Gerard fan, but I know he is human and not without fault.

  • GerrysGreenEyedWoman

    @Hot Under the Collar:
    -
    Right. I do. And I don’t know who you are but if anyone “likes” me here they must think it is me talking about me. Goal here is to make me go “hidden”. So I’m not read.
    -
    @angelsrock:
    In agreement. cupccake seems to pop up when things turn how they do. So she darts in tossing in dating exits to derail the conversation. Hard to explain.
    -
    19 going on 30 sounds like Hags Central. Encoded emotion is how most people lie.
    -
    I simply don’t think Gerry’s accelerated his career in reverse. Don’t wear denial glasses either. I will say that his private life eats up a lot of his professional energy.
    -
    His lifestyle can be a good reflection of his life. If things are neglected in one area, they are usually neglecting something else in their lives.
    -
    And like this last thing, the rehab not the gossip, it takes shaming or shocking people out of their unhealthy slumps. This could be what PsychoB was attempting?
    -
    The only quick fix I can suggest is that he remove 30% of the clutter (people) in his life who are sucking his life-heart energy that should be placed into his career. That, and he stay in therapy (if he is). No shame there!
    -
    As for his choices? I find little wrong with them especially these last (two which were great but badly dealt with but his acting was super) and next three which fit him well and are not romantic comedies. I do hope there is some bit of humor in them though. Also I’m holding out for HTTYD2 and a sequel to RockNRolla.
    ~K

  • Gabriel

    @cadence:
    Smart post. Thanks. Proves that not all of us here are crazy Gerard Moira types. Save that for GALS.

  • Just Sayin’

    @GerrysGreenEyedWoman:
    Agreed though you usually are a loon too. Gerard needs to kick the ‘girls and boys’ out and stay in therapy and with handlers who have his interest in mind. Why are these grown adults who claim to be so busy, off partying in some festival in texas? I don’t understand. Why do they want that anymore.
    We know Brandi is but I’d venture to say that Alicia is probably also really immature. Gerry needs a woman. Maybe he can’t handle that yet in his life. That’s all I can say.

  • OT

    what ever happened to the leprechaun movie? that someone was bringing up? why would he be in some movie playing a leprechaun??? thats ridiculous?

  • cupccake

    I’m back not going away anytime soon and I have never been negative.

  • GerrysGreenEyedWoman

    @Just Sayin’:
    I’m like how do you not know it was some sort of weekend pass or something? A reward for being sober (on all levels) and a trust test?
    -
    Also, sometimes when someone is real good at their job (as Gerry did for Of Men and Miracles — yes my title), when you’re dedicated you start to disappear. Bear with me.
    -
    Your values, your judgment and your character go right out the window. And then the next thing you know, you’ve lost everything and everyone.
    -
    Being Gerry, who he is and where he comes or hails from, fights this. But this would work in a certain way, he doesn’t have the power, the brute force to fight it. He’s surrounded by these… people, that 30%. He doesn’t come at things like most men would. I mean men. Not Gerry.
    -
    Just bare with me. (and all this is at my blog… I copy everything there). Not going to say he’s a sissy or anything (not my point) but there is a lot of woman in Gerry. And anyone reading my 1st story and this new one, knows I’ve said this before. It isn’t a put down at all! It’s why so many (males and females) are attracted to him. He can’t come straight on. So he seduces. It works. And when it doesn’t. It’s the other way around. Things jam him up, prevent him from not doing his job. Now tell me I’m not fascinating… no wait, a loon. Have a nice night.
    ~K

  • bystander

    Just watched my mgp dvd. Still a bit meh, superb bits and unconvincing bits, bits that move on too quickly, bits that drag, bits that are sensitively acted, bits that are amateurly over egged, and bits where Gerry can’t pronounce a ‘T’ to save his life! A great story for making you think. ‘Charity begins at home’ is only valid if you think the world is our home, irrespective of any cultural, national, politcal or religious boundaries.
    Does anyone else’s copy judder when he’s preaching after the kids he left behind are slaughtered? Don’t remem ber that from the cinema.

  • Scooter
  • cadence

    @ Just Sayin’
    .
    Ah, thank you for clarifying. Much appreciated. :)
    .
    @Amen, Wynter, Just Sayin’, Gabriel
    .
    It’s like we’re the silent majority in Butlerdom. The Gerard threads are dominated by the phannies and the haters — people who think he can do no wrong and people who think he can do no right. There isn’t much room for those of us who are fans and who also think he’s capable of making mistakes. Sometimes he does great things and sometimes he sc.rews up royally. To me, I think it’s more respectful as a fan to treat him as a human being, than to treat him as a god or a monster. There is a difference between being supportive and enabling. There is a difference between being critical and hating. Enabling and hating are equally destructive and unfair.

  • GerrysGreenEyedWoman

    @Scooter:
    Hay thanks for the verbal thumbs up they can’t over run. My guess is everything said today will be hidden by tomorrow? It is what is.
    ~K, loon be me… but with the tiniest flash of something… that scares the Tsim Yung out of many here

  • angelsrock

    @bystander:

    I do remember a “judder” at some point in the movie. I saw it twice in the theater. When is the DVD release here in the U.S.?

    I liked most of the movie. I thought it really tried to show that hectic lifestyle of Sam’s back and forth to Africa, trying to juggle his family and ministry and missionary work. I really don’t know how else it could have been done except as 2 different movies. You have to admit the effort was there by all involved.

  • Scooter

    @cadence:
    Thank you.
    Not all of us are crazy. I’m not a ‘hag’ either so I also take offense when whomever is here using that to describe his fans.
    I think the Gerard stalkers (Gals and WO, and even pantry) are more ‘vocal’ than we are is all.
    We just read to read about him as fans – I have been since Attila. I’m not 50 but I havent seen 40 in years ;) I go gaga over him and his sexiness but no i do not ever fool myself into believing he is dateable by a normal human being.
    He’s a guy afterall. Boobs and lips and face render them daft.
    May not like his taste. But At least he’s not gay :(
    .
    What’s funny is that I often compare the GALS and JJ and WO ‘women’ to the Justin Bieber female fans tearing apart that Selena girl. Sending her death threats and the like.
    Only difference is, those girls are 14 years old.

  • Toronto

    Did I read that right? Some idiot poster said Charlize Theron is too much of an old hag for Gerry? Um….she’s 36. Six years younger than him. Okay then.

    BTW, by definition, an old “hag” is an very ugly (and usually mean) old woman. A gorgeous, middle-aged woman is NOT an “old hag”….

  • Scooter

    @Toronto:
    36 is NOT middle-aged. Try mid-late-40s dear :) where I am!
    36, still kids in my opinion.

  • jan

    @Toronto:
    Someone said charlize was an ‘idiot?’
    oh forget it. you people are stupid.

  • no boys

    i dont care what he does, just happy hes not tom hardy lol no guys please that would ruin it for me, apologies to gay gerard fans but i cant go there

  • Toronto

    @Scooter: Oh, I know 36 isn’t middle-aged, lol. But, there are a couple of posters who like to come on here (trolls!) and call middle-aged women “old hags”…. it’s like they get some sort of perverse pleasure from it…..sad.

    @Jan NO. Nobody called Charlize an “idiot”. I called a poster who insulted Charlize an idiot…..

  • twitter

    Alicia Marie ‏ @AliciaMarieBODY
    I really liked the atmosphere in Austin. It was crazy with sxsw and I was with friends so it was just a good time. Recommend :)
    .
    3:01 PM – 19 Mar 12

  • Food for thought

    @19 Going on 30!:
    “Probably because Charlize is admittedly mentally insane and unstable. Stories of her craziness abound. Self-centered and 40.
    You hags need to Stop paring gerard with OLD used up Hollywood actress wh/ores!”
    /
    Well said. ITAWY.
    They keep paring him with old hags in their age bracket. How dare they?
    And to top it all off, she is a nut case lunatic. They keep paring him with Halle too. An old has been that will taer his life apart. I hope the woman rots in a mental; institution for what she has done her man.

  • Food for thought

    @no boys:
    “i dont care what he does, just happy hes not tom hardy lol no guys please that would ruin it for me, apologies to gay gerard fans but i cant go there”
    .
    Me too. I couldn’t stand it if he were gay. It’s not my cup of tea so I understand your feelings completely.
    .
    Anyway, Charlize is not a good choice for him. She might be 36 but she looks like 10 years older. And without any makeup she looks horrible. On top of it, she has a nasty personality, So I just can’t see good-natured Gerry with a woman like her. She is better off alone, just like Halle.

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