Gerard Butler to Play The King in 300

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Article Date: August 11, 2005 | Publication: MoviesOnline Canada | Author: Michael
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According to a very reliable source of ours, Gerard Butler will be playing The King in Frank Millers 300. I am absolutely STOKED for this movie for a variety of reasons. Gerard Butler is known for his part of Drac in Dracula 2000.

Warner Bros.' 300 is an adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel about the legendary Battle of Thermopylae and the origins of democracy, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the midst of the Persian-Greco war, the project revolves around the Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas led his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army.

According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian foe, leading to the origins of democracy. "It's really an anti-epic," said Mark Canton, one of the producers. "It has major themes of freedom, democracy and brotherhood that are very much in keeping with the world today."