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Gerard Butler: 'Dynamo' Star!

Gerard Butler: 'Dynamo' Star!

Gerard Butler has just signed on to star in the upcoming film Dynamo, based on the novel “Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kiev.”

The 42-year-old actor will take on the role of Nikolai Trusevich, the all-star goalie who leads his team and inspires the entire battered city of Kiev, Ukraine.

The film is based on “the landmark soccer game that took place between an occupied Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi captors during World War II. To stem a rising tide of resistance and establish Aryan superiority, the Nazi’s set up a match pitting the starving Ukrainians against a ‘super team’ of German players that to this day is still known as ‘The Death Match’.”

Dynamo is scheduled to shoot in Europe next year.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Gerard Butler as a soccer player in Dynamo??

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  • Juicy Lucy

    Negativity? Please, Every person who wants Gerry’s upcoming film Dynamo to succeed or had something positive to say got a thumb down. Guess the trolls must have been out in full force last night.

  • Fake twits

    I’m with Teacakes on this one. The fake tweets always start when he’s on the move. If there’s no twitpic, I ain’t buying it. It makes sense that he would have left town before Sunday. There’s been no picture of him in NYC since Saturday night, so I’d take these tweets with a grain of salt. And what’s with these celebrities still partying in the wake of a disaster? How crass. All money and no class whatsoever.

  • LD&GB

    So was he supposed to be “with” LD or were they supposedly just in the same place? I suppose they could compare notes or something. Such an incestuous bunch. I’m sure there’s much more to this story than we will ever know.

  • blake

    @AustinCityLimits:”He must be either getting desperate for work as it doesn’t appear that any American or otherwise reputable studios are knocking down his door for parts”…
    I totally agree with you on this.I don’t think it’s about MG so much as it’s about,like you stated,not being to find good work in the US because reputable studios just don’t seem to wanna work with him.

  • Alina

    With all due respect to the script of the film “Dynamo”, I think Butler can not play Russian soccer player with a scottish accent! AND NO ONE CAN!… I think that in Russia it will called only laughter!
    Gerry, give up on this project! No! It will be another failure!

  • Flavorofthemonth

    JMO, but I think he chooses roles based on what his current personal interests are. He wanted to learn to surf, thus Mavericks. At the moment his interest lies in Europe, thus he wants to be there. His career is driven by his personal life, not the other way around, which is why it isn’t working.

  • Eve

    I love Gerard Butler, but let’s face it. He’s not very well in shape to play a soccer player?!

  • I think

    —I must have missed something—–what’s this about a yellow towel–can someone explain? Thanks.

  • I think

    —-now would be the time for him to do the Burns story.

  • angelsrock

    There has not been much that entices me to the theater lately. I plan to see Argo and Lincoln. I go see Gerry movies because I like Gerry. I did like CM. It was actually very good. I have not missed a Gerry movie since POTO. The only one that I’m sorry I paid to see was BH. The rest had some level of entertainment. I am not into super heroes, comic book movies, horror, and cartoons. There is not much left out there. No one wants to see a good old fashioned family movie unless it’s a cartoon. No one seems interested in biopics. People moan that there are no good family movies out there, and then one comes out (CM), no one goes to see it. Look at what is selling in HW lately. I watched The Campaign last night and it lost its humor and interest after 30 minutes. I am so glad I didn’t waste my money at the theater. And the foul language was ridiculously over the top. Too overdone IMO.
    I do believe that Gerry is not the only one trying to find a good script. And good for him to latch on to something that interests him.

  • twitter

    andydougan @ andydougan
    Very excited that my book Dynamo is becoming a film and thrilled that football fan Gerard Butler is starring in it

  • Alina

    @I think:
    I agree with you, he would have done better “Burns”. But he’s too old for this role now! Sad.

  • Whatshedonenow

     The title “Dynamo” – should be enough to tell anyone this is going to be a crapfest.   The title sounds like a toilet cleaner. There is no way Butler can do a eastern European accent. He’s gonna do a Sean Connery “Hunt For the Red October” schtick. That’s if the film even gets off the ground. I have to say I have never come across an actor who makes such appalling choices in film scripts. It’s astonishing. I agree with another poster, I think  the reason why he chose this rubbish is  because he’s not offered good scripts. Is it any wonder. 

  • DocP

    @I think: I know Gals gave out yelloe towels for the first GALS convention which he showed up and talked to the fans. Perhaps they gave him one also.

  • food 4 thought

    @DocP: No, the reference is to one of GB’s early Brit films, called “Shooters”. A violent crime drama, low budget thing that you can sometimes track down on youtube. In one scene, he is wearing nothing but a yellow towel, and going commando underneath, which gets all the fangurls in a hyperventilating frenzy. Hence the giggly references to the yellow towel.

  • food 4 thought

    I left my impression of CM on the last thread, but I have to say, that I think GB is taking what he can find right now. He needs to keep working to finance his party-hard lifestyle, and I honestly don’t think he is thinking deep thoughts over his choices. I agree with Manny that this Dynamo is just a remake of “Victory”, just as I think CM is a just a water-logged remake of “Karate Kid”. As I was watching CM, I was shocked at how bad he looked in the closeups. Gaunt, hollow-eyed, extremely worn. He also sounded congested in all his dialogue. I hope that he has cleaned himself up enough now to be on a better path. I think his health and well-being should come before any role.

  • Hide my IP

    @food 4 thought: thanks for the info. I didn’t see that movie, maybe that’s why they gave out yellow towels.

  • I think

    Thanks for responding ladies.
    Good info. Maybe one reason he was out at a club last night was because he had no electric. Some place to go eat and get warm. IMO.

  • DocP

    @I think:
    I work on the phones talking to MD offices and so far every caller from NY has said a lot of there homes are out of power however the older buildings that have offices still have power.

  • hysterical

    @I think: You must be kidding.

  • Dynamo

    Dynamo Kiev have been one of top football teams in Europe for years. Dynamo is an appropriate name for movie.

  • angelsrock


    What about this story is rubbish? Sounds like a great story.

  • angelsrock

    You nay-sayers would be praising this story to the hilt if your fave actors were attached to it.

  • Let me see…

    @Lord Love a Duck:
    Hollywood versions of historic events/people do not equal the reality. I agree history needs to be preserved but good documentaries can do better justice to it than movies. JMO

  • NitaLita

    I think it is of great importance that a film about the Death Match is being made. There has been made two films already about this match and the story behind it, but perhaps this will have a different angle. I haven’t read the book so I do not know anything about the plot of the story. Great choice Gerard!!

  • stating obvious

    @I think: I think there are women in NY to have sex with so I wouldn’t be worried.

    Clear from the coverage of the hurricane aftermath that way too many people did not take the warnings seriously enough – probably thought the hurricane wouldn’t hook left even though every respectable weather expert was saying it would and in spite of strong language from the governors and mayors. Though Mr. Butler does not live in the evacuation zone but rather close to it. Sure he is shacked up in Midtown somewhere.

  • stating obvious

    @TeaCakes: WIFI – reported on CNN that they had 20 people sitting outside their satellite truck with their cellphones.

  • stating obvious

    @Flavorofthemonth: A woman is never going to dictate his film choices, his personal interests outside of that area perhaps. Sadly I think he needs to go with more ruthless and logical strategy and that’s been his problem since 300.

    Besides if that person keeps up her efficient climb up the Hollywood ladder she’ll be moving to LA sooner than later and likely not with GB.

  • stating obvious

    Not like Ben Affleck who accepted then had to turn down directing the pilot of Homeland because he and Jennifer Garner have an arrangement about compromsing with their schedules as they do have children, though he is now kicking himself for that [glaring at Jennifer?]

  • soccer fan

    @Whatshedonenow: You are clearly ignorant about soccer/football because the term Dynamo immediately evokes a reference to excellence and all you have to hear is the word Dynamo to know the movie is about soccer/football.

  • soccer fan

    Post #71 you beat me to the point sorry

  • soccer fan

    @Let me see…: Yeah Schindler’s List really sucked and did nothing for Liam Neeson’s or Ralph Fienne’s career sic

  • Tumblr

    “I also got invited to a halloween party today that Gerard Butler is attending and of course I cant go because of work. ugh my life, what is it with his week. ! Well happy halloween everyone.”

  • JL

    It’s good a movie will be made about these particular tragic events in the history of which Word War 2 is full of.
    I support Gerry if he made the choice based on this thought.

  • party hardy

    @Tumblr: Good to know a little bad weather hasn’t interfered with his party plans. *eye roll* Um – grab a broom, Gerry, and make yourself useful, ffs.

  • eyeroll indeed

    @party hardy: Party, party, party, opening, party, party, shag, party, appearance, party, bar, shag, fly, party, party, party, shag, bar, party, party, opening, party, party, fly, party, party…

  • twitter

    Just had a conversation with @Gerard_Butler walking along broadway at 66th st, he’s a top bloke, real nice guy # ScottishLegend
    14 min ago

  • Shagged&Bagged

    Sadly he won’t convince many of the JJ posgters that apparently hate him. I guess all the woman he f/cked and kicked to the curb are taking out there frustration. No other reason to look up info on someone that you hate!!

  • lol
  • Not so much

    @twitter: Someone’s having some twitter fun, because Central Park’s been closed since before the hurricane hit. Still is.

  • Give it up

    @Shagged&Bagged: I realize attacking his detractors is your career Eve/BM, but your daily lectures won’t change a thing.

  • Twitter

    Eleri Evans‏
    Stranded in NY but met Gerard Butler!!
    48 minutes ago.
    The tweeter has a photo:

  • soccer

    i think if the movie tries to raise hostilities again then its not a worthy cause. i don’t like seeing people getting glorified in war movies. it is a bunch of propaganda benefitting a particular world view. and i don’t like that because it stirs up the pot and demonizes one group over another. so in that sense it IS PROPAGANDA and will not help current events but create more problems. not worth it.

  • soccer

    if its focused on soccer and this one person then it’ll be good.

  • soccer

    i have to say what kinda person leads others to their deaths just for a game. ????

  • soccer


  • i doubt that women he had sex with are posting on a messageboard and i really don’t believe he sleeps around. i think its all made up bs.

  • littlebirdie

    @Let me see…:

    I totally agree with you that he needs to stop playing the roles of real people or ones in books. All those bring an audience with expectations, having read the book or having seen a character played previously by another actor they will be comparing him to.. The subject matter of the movies he’s doing have such limited appeal. He needs to do original stories with original characters that he can make his own and that have a wide appeal such as thrillers, mysteries and good dramas. He isn’t doing the kind of characters that he does best like in Dear Frankie. He needs to play real in depth characters we can get involved with and relate to.

  • DocP

    @Give it up: not sure who this is but I’m not Eve. I usually post as MIP.

  • Brandi

    I think he does, why so much hate for someone you don’t even know? Sorry but you know the old saying.
    “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”
    Except for maybe hurricane Sandy.