Gerard Butler Joins Untouchables Prequel
Category: The Untouchables: Capone Rising News | Posted by: maryp
Article Date: May 17, 2007 | Publication: ComingSoon.net | Author: staff
Gerald Butler (300) will star in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables: Capone Rising, reports Variety.
He joins Nicolas Cage, who will play a younger version of Al Capone, the character made famous by Robert De Niro. "Capone Rising" is a prequel to De Palma's 1987 classic The Untouchables, and will revolve around the early dealings between Capone and Irish cop Jimmy Malone, a role that garnered an Oscar for Sean Connery.
Principal photography will begin in October.
Here is the Variety.com mention:
In another announcement Thursday Kavanaugh said Gerald Butler would topline in the Brian De Palma "Untouchables" prequel called "Capone Rising" -- and indeed the actor put in a 60-second appearance to say how "unbelievable" the script was. (Paramount has domestic on the movie.)