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Gerard Butler Boards Nim's Island
With Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin

18 May 2007  |  Written by   

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They say that you're only as big as your last film. So, since his last film was 300, Gerard Butler is HUGE. Yesterday he joined Brian De Palma's Untouchables sequel alongside Nicolas Cage and he's already signed for an Escape From New York re-make and Game, the next film from the makers of Crank. And now he's got another project to add to his roster. Sleeping will not be an option for the foreseeable future.

Butler has just joined Nim's Island, based on a children's novel by Wendy Orr. The story revolves around a girl who lives on a tropical island with her dad, a scientist whose boat runs into trouble, leaving his daughter to fend for herself. As any right thinking person would, she starts emailing the author of the book she's currently reading and with her help manages to survive happily. Eventually the pair unite to save the island from tour companies.

Right, OK, that's a little weird. But weird can be good. When the father is played by Butler, the author by Jodie Foster and the little girl by Abigail Breslin, then it has a very high chance of being very good.

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Your Comments

It is about time Gerry Butler is getting the recognition he deserves! Keep making those movies Gerry! He is on his way to being a major star. And Good Lord!!! With that devil may care grin, and those sparkling green eyes, he is gorgeous to boot! More

Posted by hoodin at 06:51 on 18 February 2008 | Report This Post

Gerard Butler
I think he's fantastic. Loved him in 300 and Phantom. He'll be huge and deserves to be! Plus he's rather gorgeous and British!! by Bez More

Posted by bez at 15:19 on 20 May 2007 | Report This Post

Mark my words.......
.......I've said it on here before and i'm saying it again. One day Butler will be Bond, James Bond. You heard it here first. (well second if you read my previous post) Empire........remember. More

Posted by tetchy at 02:42 on 20 May 2007 | Report This Post

Mark my words.......
.......I've said it on here before and i'm saying it again. One day Butler will be Bond, James Bond. You heard it here first. (well second if you read my previous post) Empire........remember. More

Posted by tetchy at 02:42 on 20 May 2007 | Report This Post

Snake!!!
I could see this guy playing snake, i wonder if he could hack it in the MGS film! I think David hayter should play the live action role, he looks like snake and also did the voice for him in the games! Never the less he butler is a great actor, aided by 300! More

Posted by Kyle69 at 19:03 on 19 May 2007 | Report This Post

yeah i can see zach synder casting him in watchmen.i think hes a good choice for snake he looks like the snake from the games More

Posted by alimac at 19:44 on 18 May 2007 | Report This Post

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The next film he'll join will be Watchmen! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 14:15 on 18 May 2007 | Report This Post

Go butler go!
This guy's gonna be big, Wait and see. More

Posted by elimonator at 13:42 on 18 May 2007 | Report This Post

what film do you think it'll be annoucnced that he's joined tomorrow? More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:20 on 18 May 2007 | Report This Post


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