November 4, 2009 / 4:37 PM / 9 years ago

Gerard Butler off to war in "Coriolanus"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Gerard Butler, currently in theaters with the surprise hit “Law Abiding Citizen,” will join Ralph Fiennes in a contemporary version of Shakespeare’s political and family drama “Coriolanus.”

The project marks Fiennes’ directing debut.

Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare’s play. He joins a cast that also includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. Shooting is set to begin in Serbia in March.

The violent vengeance drama “Law Abiding Citizen,” co-starring Jamie Foxx, has earned about $52 million after three weekends.

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