Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Ridley Scott, Gerard Butler rub shoulders for ‘Mercenary Action’

Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 12:23 pm , filed under Celebrities by

Print Print Email this! E-mail   share Comments 0 Comments Views 1272 Views

  Digg Button   

Ridley Scott and Gerard Butler is teaming up for Mercenary action part. Earlier they have made ‘Gladiator’ together apart from ‘American Gangster and Robin Hood’, ‘A Good Year’. Now, they are getting close to make a Mercenary flick where Butler stars as former British Army officer and he puts together a group of mercenaries to attempt a coup against an African nation’s government.

However, Ridley Scott is currently busy working on the project of Alien-pseudo-prequel, ‘Prometheus’ but he is ready to give time for the new film. He is involved to direct and produce the thriller based on the real-life exploits of Simon Mann. However, the script was written by Robert Edwards, who is the scriptwriter for ‘The Bomb in My Garden’ and will follow Mann through the failed coup, his imprisonment and eventual pardoning.

Butler is also set to play the role of Mann in his planned coup against Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in 2004. Backers likes Mark Thatcher who is the son of Margaret Thatcher and disowns any involvement after the failed coup when Mann’s plane was seized by security forces.

Furthermore, the story follows with an effort going down in Zimbabwe where his group had arranged to pick up a weapons supply. At that place, Mann spends five bumpy years in prison before being taken to Equatorial Guinea to serve a 34-year sentence. After being jailed for several years, Mann gets presidential pardon in 2009 and he gets extradited. Mann and his wife Amanda have been touring studios along with Edwards expecting to settle a deal alongside Ridley, and the other co-producers are Giannina Facio and Alan Siegel.

Tags: , ,


You may also like

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds gets romantic in Nashville
Justin Bieber's Valentine Day Gift for Selena Gomez - Diamond Ring!
Bollywood Icon Dev Anand died in London
James Gammon: Hollywood Character Actor No More

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

LATEST HEADLINES

Celebrities

katy-perry

Katy Perry Is To Play A Role In Vin Diesel’s Movie

Katy Perry is about to play a  role ...
niall-selena-1

Are The Two Stars Dating?

The 21-year-old "Come and Get It" singer who ...
Miley

Miley Cyrus On The Cover Of W Magazine’s March 2014 Issue.

The 21-year-old former Disney star,  Miley Cyrus has ...

Subscribe

email button  rss button contact editorstwitter button  facebook button

Celebrities

katy-perry

Katy Perry Is To Play A Role In Vin Diesel’s Movie

Katy Perry is about to play a  role ...
niall-selena-1

Are The Two Stars Dating?

The 21-year-old "Come and Get It" singer who ...
Miley

Miley Cyrus On The Cover Of W Magazine’s March 2014 Issue.

The 21-year-old former Disney star,  Miley Cyrus has ...
Khloe-Kardashian-Lamar-Odom Snapped Together

Snapped: Khloé Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom Together

The married couple was photographed together for the ...

Awards

daft-punk-to-perform-with-stevie-wonder-at-the-2014-grammys-0

2014 Grammy Awards – Winners List

From the headbangers who scored the trophy for Best Metal Performance to the jabber jaw who talked his ...
Film-Independent-Spirit-Awards-Logo.jpg.300x267_q100

2014 Spirit Awards Nominees

The year’s best independent film making have announced the nominees for the 2014 Spirit Awards. This year “12 Years ...