Chasing Mavericks Trailer Debuts

Gerard Butler stars in Chasing Mavericks

MTV has a first look at the trailer for Chasing Mavericks.  Watch it below!

The official website is also up at http://www.livelikejay.com/ as is a Facebook and Twitter to follow for all the latest news and updates.

CHASING MAVERICKS is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.

LA Confidential Video & Article, Interviews, Mavericks News

Watch Gerard’s photo shoot for the cover of LA Confidential below, then read the article and check out the pics!

MAVERICKS
Fox 2000 will co-finance and distribute Of Men and Mavericks in the US.  Curtis Hanson is scheduled to start shooting later this month in Northern California.  Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer are joining the cast.  Read more…

ODDS AND ENDS

Listen to Gerard interview audio clips from Now Toronto.  Click here.

UK Facebook Fans, enter for a chance to win tickets to the screening of Coriolanus at the 55th BFI London Film Festival.  Click here to read more and enter!

Machine Gun Preacher UK Poster

The UK poster for Machine Gun Preacher is released in anticipation for the November 2 UK release date for the film.  View larger.

Gerard Butler - Now Toronto
Read a whole host of new interviews with Gerard. Click here.

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02-11-11: Gerard Butler gets set for Mavericks, Weinstein Co. buys Coriolanus

Two bits of career news for Gerard out of Berlin today.

First up, Gerard has signed on to star in the Curtis Hansen directed-film, Mavericks.  Based on the true story of Santa Cruz surf phenom Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the treacherous Northern California breaks known as Mavericks, where winter swells create waves the size of five-story buildings.    Gerard will play Rick “Frosty” Hesson, the mentor who trained Moriarity for over a year and forged a close relationship with the surfer in the process.  Filming is set to begin in October.  Read more from Deadline.com…

As previously rumored, The Weinstein Co. has obtained the U.S. rights to Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, “Coriolanus,” in Berlin.  In addition, TWC has acquired pan-Asian pay TV rights to “Coriolanus,” which the outfit was circling before the European Film Market kicked off on Thursday.  TWC is planning a U.S. release this year.  Read more…

A seat has also been reserved for Gerry at this Sunday’s BAFTAs.  View pics at OK! Magazine

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