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'300' Star Gerard Butler to Star Opposite Katherine Heigl

January 30, 2008 (4:36 am) GMT
The actor who played brave King Leonidas has been signed by Lakeshore Entertainment to play alongside the star of 'Knocked Up' in romantic comedy 'The Ugly Truth'.
Gerard Butler

The "" star has been set to join the cast of Columbia Pictures' latest project "". According to Variety, the Phantom of 2004's musical film "" will star opposite "" star in the battle of the sexes romantic comedy.

In the film directed by Robert Luketic, the 38-year-old Scottish actor is set to portray Mike Alexander, the host of a television segment with the same title as the feature film. He will be a chauvinistic correspondent who challenged morning show producer played by Heigl in a series of outrageous tests to prove his relationships' theories and help her find love. Additionally, the comedy film is expected to start production in April.

The actor, who recently teamed up with Lakeshore Entertainment for the upcoming action thriller "Game", has appeared in various feature films, including "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Shooters", "" and "". He recently can be seen starring in "" and "". His next projects also include Guy Ritchie's "" alongside and , and Walden Media's "" with and .

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