Gerard Butler sure seems to like his football, as he’s got the soccer mom rom-com Playing The Field arriving early next year, and now Deadline reports that he’s signed up for the World War II footie drama Dynamo.
Based on Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kiev by Andy Dougan, the film will tell the true story of a landmark soccer game that took place between an occupied Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi captors during World War II.
To stem a rising tide of resistance against the Nazi occupation and establish German superiority, the Nazis set up a match pitting the starving Ukrainians against a ‘super team’ of German players. Butler will play Nikolai Trusevich, the all-star goalie who served as a cornerstone and leader for his team, and ultimately inspired the entire battered city of Kiev. The game came to be known as ‘The Death Match’.
No director is attached as yet, but the plan is to shoot someitme next year.