Gerard Butler Kicks Some Balls in the Upcoming Movie, "Slide"

8/20/2010 Posted by Admin

Gerard Butler Kicks Some Balls in the Upcoming Movie, "Slide"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Scottish hunk Gerard Butler ("300," "The Bounty Hunter") is in talks to star in the sports film "Slide" for Evil Twins, says The L.A. Times.

The movie is a character comedy that centers on a troubled father trying to make up for lost time by coaching his son's team -- but who finds himself in hot water after some of the local mothers take a little too much of a shine to him.

The project, originally titled "Confessions of a Little League Coach," is now ditching the baseball angle in favor of soccer. Gabriele Muccino ("The Pursuit of Happyness") has been interested in directing.

Butler has no preferred baseball club, but is reputed to be a supporter of Glaswegian football team Celtic, which would make the soccer theme a little more resonant than a baseball one.

Robbie Fox ("So I Married an Ax Murderer") penned the screenplay, while Kevin Misher and Jonathan Mostow will produce.

Butler has shown a range of talent over the past few years, working in action, drama, comedy and romantic films. Although I am more of a baseball fan, I think the switch in sports here is a great idea. Soccer fits in much better withy the story, considering the mothers will play a big part in it.

Look for filming to begin later this year.

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