Gerard Butler To Play 'Perverse Leprechaun' In Peter Farrelly Sketch Comedy
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Article Date: March 17, 2010 | Publication: MTV News | Author: Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Lindsay Soll
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'It's very funny. It's insane,' actor says at premiere of 'Bounty Hunter.'
Last week, word dropped that "There's Something About Mary" co-director Peter Farrelly and a crew of other filmmakers had assembled an insane cast of A-listers for a sketch-comedy film whose inspiration is the wacky 1977 classic "The Kentucky Fried Movie." Stars include Elizabeth Banks, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Gerard Butler.
The names were tantalizing, but next to nothing was revealed about the content of the untitled comedy. But on Tuesday night on the red carpet for the premiere of "The Bounty Hunter," Butler kicked MTV News an amazing description of his role in the film.
"I play the most perverse, disturbing, disgusting, foul-mouthed leprechaun you could ever imagine," he said. "I've been kidnapped by Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott so they can get their pot of gold. They don't really quite realize what they've bargained for. They land themselves in a bit of trouble."
It gets better still. To fit into the shoes of a wee leprechaun, the famously buff star of "300" and "Gamer" will be swapping out his body for that of another actor for some CGI-assisted comedy.
"It's funny because we're using that technology from 'Benjamin Button' — what's the politically correct term? A little person? — and they're going to put my head onto the little person," Butler said. "It's very funny. It's insane."
Wait, are you messing with us? Is this a St. Patrick's Day prank or something?
"It's for real," the Scottish-born actor assured us. "You have to see it to believe it."