Following word this morning that Gerard Butler is eyeing a role comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that Geoffrey Rush has signed on to Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt. Already attached to star is "Game of Thrones" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Proyas is directing from an original screenplay by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. The film tells the story of a common thief teaming with Gods on a magical quest. Coster-Waldau is playing Horus, God of the Sky, who teams with Hathor, the Goddess of Love, and the human thief to avenge the death of his father, Osiris.
Rush, who won an Academy Award for his role in Shine, will play Ra, the Egyptian sun God, who is father to both Set and Osiris.