Machine Gun Preacher, Coriolanus, The Bricklayer and Charity Work

Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus will make their North American debuts at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.  The official schedule will be released on August 23.   Read more…

The intense UK teaser trailer for Coriolanus has been released by Lionsgate.  Watch it below!

Also added are production photos from Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher:

   
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THE BRICKLAYER

Gerard Butler is attached to star as Steve Vail in the adaptation of the Noah Boyd novel The Bricklayer, the first project for Millennium Films since Mark Gill took over as president, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In The Bricklayer, the main character, Vail, is a rogue former FBI agent, working as a Chicago bricklayer, whom the agency reaches out to help track down and combat a criminal group that is demanding an escalating series of multi-million dollar ransom payments.

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CELTIC LEGENDS VS. MANCHESTER UNITED LEGENDS
Gerard fulfilled a lifelong dream when he participated in the Celtic Legends vs Manchester United Legends in aid of Oxfam East Africa Appeal football match in Glasgow, Scotland.  Watch an interview and view more pictures below!

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GALLERY ADDITIONS

 

HFPA 2011 Installation Luncheon, Vhernier Event – A Ring to Educate a Child in Haiti and 2011 Ischia Global Film and Music Fest.

11-08-10: Virtual Birthday Card for Gerard

It’s that time of year again!!  Time to wish Gerard the best for another successful year as his birthday fast approaches.  We’ve set up our annual Virtual Birthday Card for everyone to leave their messages (one per person please).   We will leave it open for entries until November 15, 2010.

 
Gerard, Russell Crowe and Adrien Brody all came out in support of Artists for Peace and Justice ‘s “Let’s Build a School for Haiti” fundraiser in New York City on Friday, November 5.  The event raised over $700,000 in support os APJ’s rebuilding of schools for Haiti.  View more…

SUPPORT GERARDBUTLER.NET
GerardButler.Net continues to receive Amazon.com commissions to help support the website expenses, but those commissions are down with the economic challenges of the times.  While our hosting fees are covered, we still have expenses like domain registrations, postal mailbox, postage for contest winners and our newsletter service. These expenses total close to $750. Looking forward to 2011, we would love to cover those charges now and donate the Amazon.com commissions to charity at the end of the year.  If you would like to help support the website, click hereAs of today, $350 has been donated.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!   Every little bit helps and thank you so very much for all your support in the past.  Without you, the fans, we would not still be here close to 10 years after we began!!

02-03-10: Artists for Peace and Justice Video, Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard along with many other celebrities recorded their own messages about the work of Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti both before and after the earthquake. Gerard mentioned in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada that he is planning a trip to Haiti in the next couple weeks to help the citizens of the country in any way he can.  Watch the video below:

The video, along with those from Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Daniel Craig and more, can also be found on the APJ website.

Watch another video from Sky.com Showbiz.

THE BOUNTY HUNTER

Sony has launched a Facebook page for The Bounty Hunter.  Click here to add it to your list of fan favorites!

MACHINE GUN PREACHER
We have added Machine Gun Preacher to our list of projects in development for Gerard in the Career Achievements section.  Recently an artist in Somerset, PA finished a trailer to be used by Sam Childers in his upcoming book tour as well as being commissioned for more work on the film.  An article in the Somerset Daily American hinted that filming may begin as early as May in Reels Corner, PA on the film.  Read more…

01-25-10: Scot of the Year, Burns and Haiti

The results are in and Gerard has been voted Scot of the Year 2009 in the annual poll conducted by ScotsCare, a London based charity for first and second generation Scots in need of help.  Gerard took 66% of the vote.   Read more…


Gerard attended the Artists for Peace and Justice Brunch held in Santa Monica, CA on January 24. Held at the home of director Paul Haggis, fresh from a trip from Haiti, the event raised four million dollars for Haiti.  Gerard Butler, Simon Barker and his wife, Rebecca Rigg, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig were just a few of the attendees who each pledged to give $50,000 per year for five years toward building the future of Haiti.  Read more… | View pictures…


Pictures from the “Help for Haiti Now” telethon have been added to the gallery.


Burns is back in the news with Vadim Jean, director of the film, speaking to the UK’s Sunday Mail about the steamy story he is ready to tell about the Scottish poet.  Read more…


Thanks to Lori Shepler for permission to post hi-res photos taken of Gerard in December 2007 for the Los Angeles Times.  Please do not repost without her permission.

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