Gerard Butler softens up for romantic comedy

10 December 2012 / 3 years 10 months ago

Source: AFPScottish hardman actor Gerard Butler, known for thrillers and action movies, has softened up for his latest role, in a romantic comedy set in a small town in America.In Playing for Keeps Butler plays ex soccer player George, who has fallen on hard times and returns to live in Virginia near to his ex-wife and son, vowing to rebuild his life and relationship with at least one of them.But signing up as football coach for his child's team, while helping father-son ties, complicates things as the local soccer mums swarm to his exotic Scottish charm and rugged good looks.The film, out this weekend in North America, is directed by Italian Gabriele Muccino, who scored a hit with 2001's The Last Kiss, but is possibly more well known for Will Smith movies The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds.

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