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Can Saudi Arabia Become a World-Class Shooting Destination?

For the upcoming Gerard Butler action thriller Kandahar, which recently wrapped filming in Saudi Arabia, production had go down the unusual route of building a makeshift studio inside a disused date processing plant. This move wasn’t due to budgetary constraints — there simply wasn’t a studio where they were shooting. While it may seem an […]

MBC Studios’ Saudi Arabia Boss on “New Era” as A-List Features ‘Desert Warrior,’ ‘Kandahar’ Make History in the Kingdom

MBC, the Saudi-owned free-to-air satellite network giant, has been a dominant force across the Arab-speaking world for three decades and is now arguably the Middle East’s most recognizable media brand. With a reach of hundreds of millions of viewers and now offering more than 10 channels, it has been behind an influx of Western TV […]

Gerard Butler in ‘Copshop’: Film Review

Joe Carnahan's thriller, also featuring Frank Grillo and Alexis Louder, concerns a ruthless hitman and his would-be prey who get locked up in the same jail.

‘Mulan’ Actor Yoson An Joins Gerard Butler in ‘The Plane’ (Exclusive)

Yoson An is the latest star to be taking a flight with Gerard Butler. An, known for Disney’s live-action Mulan, is joining the Lionsgate thriller The Plane, which began filming this month in Puerto Rico. The Plane, which stars Butler as Brodie Torrance, who, after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in hostile […]

Mike Colter Joining Gerard Butler in Lionsgate’s ‘The Plane’ (Exclusive)

Mike Colter is boarding The Plane. The actor is set to join the Lionsgate thriller, which stars Gerard Butler as a hero pilot in a dangerous situation. Filmmaker Jean-François Richet is directing The Plane, which stars Butler as Brodie Torrance, who, after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in hostile territory, finds himself threatened by […]

Cannes: ‘Greenland’ Sequel Heads to STX in Major Virtual Market Deal

STX has picked up the upcoming sequel to Gerard Butler action-thriller Greenland, plans for which were unveiled last month ahead of the Cannes Virtual Market, in a major global deal. The Hollywood Reporter understands that STX is paying in the region of $75 million to take worldwide rights to the film, carving out a deal […]

‘Greenland’ Sequel in the Works, With Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin Set to Return

Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin are set to return for a sequel to the 2020 disaster film Greenland now in the works. Butler will reprise his role as structural engineer John Garrity, alongside co-star Morena Baccarin as Allison Garrity. Director Ric Roman Waugh will return to helm the sequel, based on a script by Greenland […]

Saudi Media Giant MBC to Finance Gerard Butler Action Thriller ‘Kandahar’ (Exclusive)

The film — about an undercover CIA operative whose classified mission is exposed while working in the Middle East — will also shoot in Saudi Arabia.

‘300’ Star Gerard Butler Looks Back on Starring in Zack Snyder’s First Comic-Book Film

"I came in like a force of nature, but I was met with an equal force of nature, and the two of us came together like a whirlwind," the actor says of working with the director in his 2007 breakout role.

AFM: Why Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud Is Optimistic About the Future of Indie Cinema

Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of fast-growing European production and finance group Anton (Greenland, The Night House), tells The Hollywood Reporter why, despite closed cinemas and COVID-19, he's optimistic about the independent film market.

‘Greenland’: Film Review

Gerard Butler stars in Ric Roman Waugh's apocalyptic thriller 'Greenland,' which was released theatrically overseas and will roll out on Premium VOD in the U.S. starting mid-December.

Gerard Butler’s ‘Greenland’ Delays September Release Amid Pandemic

Greenland is delaying its Sept. 25 release amid the ongoing challenges facing the domestic box office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.