By: John M Jerva
Gerard Butler has certainly been in the news as of late with details emerging on his planned sequel to Den of Thieves as well as a slew of other projects. Butler is certainly keeping busy and now we have a first look at his war thriller Kandahar which recently wrapped shooting last month.
Helmed by Ric Roman Waugh, who also directed Butler in Angel Has Fallen and Greenland, Kandahar sees Butler starring as Tom Harris, an undercover CIA operative, stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. He must fight his way out, alongside his Afghan translator, to an extraction point in Kandahar, all whilst avoiding the elite special forces tasked with hunting them down.
Butler produced the movie along with Alan Siegelvia via his G-Base production banner along with Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee and Brendon Boyea.
Waugh also co-wrote the script with real life military intelligence officer Mitchell LaFortune which the film is based on his experiences in Afghanistan.
Kandahar makes history as it’s the first big Hollywood production to be shot in Saudi Arabia. Death On The Nile star Ali Fazal and Navid Negahban of 24 and Homeland fame also star in the film which is heading into post.
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Butler has several other projects including Chase, Remote Control, Afterburnand a sequel to Greenland along with Den of Thieves 2: Pantera. He’s definitely giving Frank Grillo a run for his money as the hardest am working actor in Hollywood