Gerard Butler Goes to War for First-Time Director Ralph Fiennes 


Gerard Butler will star in the film "Coriolanus" for first-time director Ralph Fiennes. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the film is a contemporary version of Shakespeare's Rome-set politicial and family drama. Fiennes will also star in the film.

Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare's play. William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain, and Vanessa Redgrave co-star.

"The Last Samurai's" John Logan wrote the script. The production will begin shooting in Serbia in March.

So, instead of "This is Sparta!," Butler will say, "This is Rome!"

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