Gerard Butler Joins Fiennes’ Coriolanus


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.