After the success of “300” it’s no surprised the Gerard Butler is the hottest new action star in Hollywood. He is currently attached to an “Escape from New York” remake/prequel, as well as a sci-fi action film called “Game”.
Now, he’s added two more films to the list.
He will join Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin in Fox Walden kids adventure “Nim’s Island,” based on Wendy Orr’s kids book. The film is set for release next April, and revolves around a girl who lives on a tropical island with her father. One day his boat has trouble, leaving her stranded on the island alone. She begins emailing the author of the book she is reading, and with the author’s help, is able to manage.
“Nim” will film first, followed by “Game”. After that, Butler will star in Brian DePalma’s “Untouchables” prequel “Capone Rising” for Paramount. It appears as though he’ll be playing a younger version of Sean Connery’s character in the original film.