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As a reminder, since we're all excited by the prospect of Burns with Gerry:

Please see the message from Dr. Em/Dayna about this topic here

which includes this:

Today, I received an email from Alan Siegel, Gerry's manager and Evil Twins partner, confirming what I initially suspected. That is to say that they do not need the fans to get financially involved with "Burns" outside our usual means of ticket purchases!

We ask that our membership respect Alan and Gerry's wishes.

Thank you.

Articles posted to News:

12/26/2010 - Butler meets director over Robert Burns film

1/26 - Gerard Butler to get his Robert Burns Biopic?

1/26 - Butler to Play Scottish Poet Burns

1/24 - Burns to film in 2009

10/20 - Burns script by Vadim Jean


Official Burns Movie site: RobertBurnsMovie.com


Announcement of Movie

from: http://programmes.st...in-burns-movie/

25 January 2009, 09:47

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First minister, today pledged his support to the last stage of fund-raising for a new feature film about the life of Robert Burns.

The film, written by Alan Sharp, who wrote Rob Roy, is to be directed by French director Vadim Jean and will star Gerard Butler, the actor from Paisley who is best known for his starring roles in beefcake movies such as 300 and Beowulf.

Butler, currently a hot property in Hollywood, has been attached to the movie for some time but there have been substantial difficulties in raising the finance for it.

Now, with investment from Scottish Screen behind it, an ingenious scheme to recruit 250 subscribers to bridge the final funding gap has been launched and principal photography is expected to go ahead later this year in Ayrshire and Edinburgh. The figure of 250 mirrors the 250 subscribers who clubbed together to bring out the first, or Kilmarnock, edition of Robert Burns' poems in 1786.

Salmond will host a dinner at Edinburgh Castle in May to help raise funds. He announced the fund-raising scheme at the Homecoming Burns Supper in Alloway on Saturday night, the official launch of the Year of Homecoming, just before proposing the health of Robert Burns at the end of the dinner.

Butler said: "Scotland is very proud of Burns. It's a great honour to be asked to play him. He had the most extraordinary and colourful of lives."

complete story and

Video of announcement streams after page loads at link.


Rebecca Murray, About.com, interviewed Gerry:

for Dear Frankie, Mar. 5, 2005, discussion of Burns here


at the LA premiere of Red Eye

in Aug. 2005...The Burns portion of the interview is on the second page.

She has the video and a transcript of it available: here


Jan. 25, 2009


Dec. 1, 2009


excerpt from article which announced Gerry's appointment as Glagow's Film Ambassador...

Butler is currently developing a number of projects for his production company Evil Twins but the one most likely to bring him back to Scotland is Burns, a long-waited account of Robert Burns life that has Vadim Jean attached to direct.

“We are taking another shot at the script. We are trying to make it a lot more fun and romantic and more commercial,� Butler reveals.

Jan 25, 2010

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