Gerard Butler will star in Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut Coriolanus.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler has signed to star opposite Fiennes in what is billed as a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s Rome-set political and family drama.
Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare’s play. He joins a cast that includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave.
Written by John Logan (The Last Samurai), the film is scheduled to begin shooting in Serbia in March.