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Posted May 16, 2008: The Butler News

Darabont to direct $40m crime thriller for The Film Department Jeremy Kay in Cannes 16 May 2008 07:16 Frank Darabont will direct the thriller Law Abiding Citizen starring Gerard Butler for The Film Department, which is selling international rights here.

Production is set to begin on August 18 in Detroit on the low-$40m range story of a criminal mastermind who controls a city from the confines of his prison cell. Butler will play the prosecutor who stands in his way.

Darabont would appear to be well suited for the project given his taste for prison dramas like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

Kurt Wimmer wrote the screenplay and Lucas Foster (Mr & Mrs Smith) is producing with Alan Siegel and Butler.

The Film Department's international sales chief Steve Bickel is also talking up Bart Freundlich's romantic comedy The Rebound with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha, adventure The Peak 3D and Second World War thriller Brothers In Arms.

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Poster released in Cannes...

article from MTV Movie Blogs

Cannes Posters Part II: Butler’s ‘Law Abiding Citizen,’ Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ Barton’s ‘You And I,’ More

Published by Brian Jacks on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm.

In the initial batch of posters from Cannes, we gave you a first look at everything from Nic Cage’s “Bad Lieutenant” to Mariah Carey’s “Tennessee.” Now we’ve got the next round.

Below, check out Frank Darabont and Gerard Butler’s “Law Abiding Citizen,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” Ving Rhames’ Sonny Liston biopic “Phantom Punch,” “You And I” starring Misha Barton, t.A.T.u. and Anton Yelchin, and a special surprise at the end.

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