August 24, 2016  

Gerard Butler Performs a Smooth "Escape"

March 13, 2007 (10:05 am) GMT
"300" star Gerard Butler has been tapped to play the lead in a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 actioner "Escape from New York."

Still hot from his role in epic action movie "", now is shifting to modern action flick. Variety reveals that the actor has been picked up to be the leadstar in "Escape from New York", a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 work of the same name.

Assuming the role originated by , Butler will portray the one-eyed convict Snake Plissken who gets assigned to breach into the inescapable maximum security prison formerly known as Manhattan to liberate the U.S. president. Script will be worked by "Black Hawk Down" scribe Ken Nolan with Neal Moritz being attached as the producer.

Buttler, hailed from Glasgow, Scotland, initially made his way in acting through stage plays before landing his film debut in "Mrs. Brown" (1997). His upcoming big screen credits include "Butterfly on a Wheel", "", and "Therese Raquin" which and also star in.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Pro Dancers of 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23 Revealed
  2. Meek Mill Infuriated Drake After He Tried to Block Canadian Rapper From Partying in Philly
  3. Vin Diesel Thinks The Rock 'Shined' Amid 'Fast and Furious 8' On-Set Beef
  4. Is He Sorry? Justin Bieber Reunites With Sofia Richie Ahead of Her 18th Birthday
  5. Stephen Colbert Mocks Ryan Lochte's Robbery Claims, Spoofs His Interview With Matt Lauer
  6. Watch Helen Mirren Perfectly Handle a Sexist Interviewer 40 Years Ago
  7. Early Concept Art of 'Captain America: Civil War' Sees Ant-Man Fighting the Cap
  8. James Harden's Signature Shoes Are So Bad That People Make Fun of Them. Read the Funny Ones