Butler lands Timeline role...

Category: Timeline News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: May 25, 2001 | Publication: ShowBizIreland.Com | Author: Editors
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The Scottish actor Gerard Butler who has been hanging around Dublin's top night spots over the past few months has landed the starring role in the big-budget film Timeline, which is based on the Michael Crichton novel.

Butler, who has been seen hanging out in Lillies Bordello nightclub in Dublin every weekend for the past two months will play Andre Marek, the site manager of an archaeological dig in France who is recruited to travel back in time to the 14th century to rescue a school teacher.

The role is a major Hollywood breakthrough for Butler, who made his feature film debut in Mrs Brown and starred in the title role in the unsuccessful Dracula 2000.

The actor is currently in Ireland filming Reign of Fire with Matthew McConaughy and Christian Bale.