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Gerard Butler Joining 'Gods of Egypt' as God Set?

Gerard Butler Joining 'Gods of Egypt' as God Set?

Gerard Butler may just have found his next role in the upcoming flick Gods of Egypt, according to Deadline!

The 43-year-old actor would star alongside Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the flick directed by Alex Proyas.

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Gerard is in talks to play Set, “a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion.” In mythology, Horus sought revenge against Set for killing his father. Horus is the role set to be played by Nikolaj!

WOULD YOU LIKE to see Gerard Butler play enemies opposite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Gods of Egypt???

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  • eternal

    Lovely man!

  • MJ

    *Woot!* Sounds like an exciting opportunity!

  • kel

    Sounds good.

  • :p

    Great News!!

  • chinese whispers

    Interesting story, I’d love to see him in such a role, fingers crossed

  • I think…

    It’s too good to be true. Him and Nicolaj…………wowzies.

  • http://veryverysexyandhandsome sharyllee

    very ugly and gay…………..not handsome!!!!

  • covey

    His gf Madalina Ghenea should get a part in it too. Would love to see them burn up the screen together in a hot love scene.

  • GFW

    Wow, I love Egyptian mythology. I did a long stretch of time reading all kinds of stuff. It’s all very compelling, secretive and intriguing. Just like Gerry!
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    We see those tricky loophole words, “in talks” but hope this gets the green light. This would be fun! It’s different, interesting, and of course we’ll get to see him tanned and half naked! Nice cast and hopefully will take place outside the United States. I’m all for it! Yay!! (goalie arms)
    ~K

  • Linda

    Oh please, they chose him not because he’s a good actor but because they like him personally…

  • Don’t feed any trolls

    xxx

  • BarackJones

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/XflBVG

  • Linda

    @GFW: It’s not that I don’t feel happy for him. It’s just a personal opinion. He’s getting too many comments these days. He’s been on films since long and nobody noticed him till he worked with Angelina Jolie on Tomb Rider I think.
    Many people still go to see the movies because of their actors and not because of the main plot.

  • GFW

    @Linda:
    You have no idea what you’re talking about. Where in on the meetings? No. So cap the negativity.
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    It’s good news. And even better if it pans out! I love period pieces. And the film industry could use a transfusion right about….
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    now.
    ~K

  • GFW

    Correction. That should read, “Were you in on the meetings?”
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    You can’t back up your statement, so why say it? What’s your beef with Butler? Why can’t you be happy for him? Sounds like a good story!
    ~K

  • Can’tGetEnough
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  • Amy

    Shouldn’t Egyptian actors be cast in these roles?

  • right

    @Amy:

    and who would go and see a film with Egyptian actors? A bit of reality check darling

  • Linda

    @Amy: Ancient Egypt has nothing to do with the egyptian country these days

  • right

    @Amy:

    and who would go and see a film with them? A bit of reality check darling…

  • C.A.

    wow Nikolaj and GB together in a film like that – Yes Thank you very much indeed … Would love to see one of Denmark’s finest actors in a role like this and GB as his counterpart and enemy … Crossing my fingers :-)

  • GFW

    Some interesting photo selections spanning recent to back a few years. He’s so handsome in all of them.
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    Wish him luck with this. He’s been keepin’ all this under wraps, the lug. That can’t be easy! He’s sprung a big surprise on us! (goalie arms)
    ~K
    who has a lot of Egyptian sterling jewelry from when she went through her phase but none of the 24K cartouche stuff, which included my name (beaming)

  • blondie

    I thought in Egypt everyone had black hair and godesses were hoes

  • covey

    Yes, all it needs is Maddie to make it right. What a lovely production it would make with all of them together.

  • Ana Bella

    He would be the best choice. It fits him these roles.
    Here he looks like Poseidon. ( I know he is not Egyptian god)

    http://www.gbgalsgallery.com/v/partiesetc/2011/HawaiiJune/060411_OhMy.jpg.html

  • Don’t feed any trolls

    ^^^

  • ASTARTA

    Gerard Butler is not my husband !!!

  • Don’t feed any trolls

    ^ ^ ^

  • GFW

    @Ana Bella:
    Hot photo. It is. Not new but that’s okay. The god of the sea. The salty ocean dripping off him. Running down his body as his powerful thighs push through the waves with his toes digging into the sand below. Those big hands pushing his drenched hair from his running into his eyes the color of the sand and the sea. (giggles)
    ~K

  • Milking it

    The movie is so far off, like well over a year from theaters if it happens. Nothing to write home about. GOT’s Nikolaj is the star.

  • Don’t feed mean trolls

    ^^ ^^ ^^

  • Milking it

    don’t feed the chat police either ^^^^^^^

  • cupcake

    He probably would do really well in this role given 300. I hope it comes true.

  • Gag me with a spoon

    @GFW:

  • Emmm

    @GFW: Great, another swords and sandals flick with a television actor star. The barrel bottom is a lonely place.

  • Actually….

    @Linda:
    That’s a load a crap, I only go to movies that have a good storyline. You must think very little of your fellow mankind. Most everyone I know goes to movies for the story not the cast.

  • Fake Covey Alert
  • GERRY IS EDINBURGH HIPPO

    sinhrophazoTRON

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  • What?

    @GERRY IS EDINBURGH HIPPO: What’s the meaning of your monicker?

  • GFW

    Games of Thrones has nearly 5 out of 5 stars at IMDb and a 9.4 rating.
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    Game of Thrones has nearly 5 out of 5 stars at TV.com and 9 out of 10 rating.
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    So the TV show with the “television actor” is hugely popular with a humongous dedicated audience who might have bunches of folks who like Gerry’s co-star, as well as Gerry, who’ll go see this. Just sayin’.
    ~K

  • fromoz

    Hi to all, Found an article by The Hollywood Reporter ( regarding Gods of Eygpt ), sorry I’m not clever enough to bring it here. Just wanted to share this quote from it, ” The movie is looking to go in the new year in Australia”. I was already glad that G.B. had a possible project lined up, but to read that it will be filmed in Oz, well :-)))))))))))). Cheers to all.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    http://instagram.com/p/eqLE0SIphy/ Gerard Butler & I are basically besties now. 😳💁 LOL ahhhh!😍

  • GFW

    @Can’tGetEnough:
    One out of four ain’t bad. Nope. About average. As for ‘besties’? Dream on.
    Thanks!
    ~K

  • Hmmm

    @Can’tGetEnough: Adorable pictures!

  • Lyla J.

    Now we’re talking! He rocks the swords and sandals roles, in the words of another poster! YES! Hope it comes to fruition if that is what he really wants. And I like this photo from Novak’s fundraiser. I like the real grey sneaking through. In my opinion, he should let the grey go when he’s not “in role”. Best to you always, Gerard!

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