Gerard praises 'brilliant' RocknRolla

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Article Date: January 18, 2008 | Publication: This is Nottingham | Author: editors
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At the moment we're seeing him play Irish charmer Gerry in romcom PS I Love You, but audiences will soon be seeing a different side of Gerard Butler - he's starring in Guy Ritchie's new crime thriller RocknRolla.

And the actor has heaped praise on the flick, saying what he's seen so far is "brilliant".

"My character's called One Two," Gerard reveals. "Only Guy Ritchie could think of names like this."

He added: "It's all based around various elements of the underworld in London and around property deals, but you would barely know it. I'm part of a small time gang of crooks, and we're all great friends. Not necessarily the best gang of crooks either."

And Gerard, 38, reckons the film sees a return to form for the British director, after disappointing films like Revolver and Swept Away.

"It's back to his days of Snatch and Lock Stock," says Gerard.

"Like Guy Ritchie grown up. I saw some of it last night and it's brilliant. The stuff I've seen is really really good. I would say it's a black comedy."

RocknRolla - which also features Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Piven and Thandie Newton - is due to hit cinemas later this year.