Gerard Butler To Star As Satellite Designer In Geostorm

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Gerard Butler Main coveHollywood hunk Gerard Butler, will now be seen in a sci-fi adventure film called Geostorm. Known for his roles in rom-coms such as P.S. I Love You and The Ugly Truth, the forty four year old star is reported to be playing the lead in the film. Geostorm is directed by Dean Devlin.

The handsome star (Gerard Butler), known for his work in 300, Playing for Keeps, and others, will be seen essaying the role of a charming satellite designer, who has to come to terms with working with an estranged brother when things go awry when a satellite starts to malfunction. Gerard Butler must then make a trip to space to work things out, and save the earth from catastrophic storms.

Written and directed by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Godzilla), Geostorm will star Gerard Butler as a gruff but likeable satellite designer. When the world’s climate regulating satellite array goes haywire, Butler is called in to prevent a man-made super storm from decimating the planet. Complicating things is the fact that, to do this, Butler will have to work closely with his estranged brother, whom he has not spoken to in years. A space mission is sent up in hopes of repairing the satellites, but a covert plot to assassinate the president back on Earth points to this disaster possibly being a planned event.

Geostorm will be produced by Warner Bros., which initially was being developed independently by David Ellison’s Skydance Productions.

Dean Devlin had earlier directed TV show’s like Leverage, and Geostorm will be his first directorial. Devlin has been credited as co-writer for apocalypse-based films like Independence Day and Godzilla.

Gerard Butler is shooting Gods Of Egypt for Summit and is due to star in Alcon’s remake of Point Break, which will film this spring and summer. Geostorm would begin production this fall.

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