Gerard Butler is continuing his relationship with Lionsgate and has signed-on to lead a new action pic titled The Plane, the film’s script was penned by Charles Cumming, JP Davis and Matt Cook. The film is based on Cumming’s novel.
Brodie Torrance (Butler), who, after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in hostile territory, finds himself threatened by militant pirates who want to take the and its passengers hostage. As the world searches for the disappeared aircraft, Brodie must rise to the occasion and keep his passengers safe until help arrives.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Luke Cage actor Mike Colter has landed a role opposite Butler.
Colter will play Louis Gaspare, a cool-headed, ex-military man being extradited to Canada on charges of homicide when the plane crash lands on a dangerous remote island.
Jean-François Richet (Blood Father, Assault On Precinct 13, Mesrine) directs and is said to begin shooting later this month in Puerto Rico.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER