CANNES: Gerard Butler to Star in ‘Den of Thieves’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Gerard Butler is heading for the bank, starring in Relativity’s heist drama “Den of Thieves.”

Christian Gudegast is set to direct from his own script, co-written with Paul Scheuring, in which a legendary bank heist crew decides to rob the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy.

Relativity Intl. is launching sales at Cannes. Mark Canton, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Alan Siegel are producing, with Chris Bender, JC Spink and Butler exec producing. Butler and Siegel are producing under their G-Base banner.

Robbie Brenner is overseeing the film on behalf of the studio.

Butler is currently in production on “Gods of Egypt.”  Canton produced “300: Rise of an Empire” and  just wrapped with Cinelou DHJ partner Courtney Solomon on “Cake,” starring Jennifer Aniston.

Butler is represented by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment. Gudegast is represented by WME Entertainment, Management 360 and Patrick Knapp at Bloom Hergott.

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