Gerard Butler: Guys will get a kick out of the movie
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 00:55
Dec. 5 - Butler says his new romantic comedy ''Playing for Keeps'' is man-friendly. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: An all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jessica Biel assembles for the new movie "Playing Keeps."
Packed with a bit of comedy, drama and love, Biel had a hard time placing the film into a category.
Butler plays a washed-up soccer star that relocates to a small town in Virginia to be closer to his son. In the process of trying to rekindle his relationship with his child he is asked to coach his son's soccer team. Comedy ensues as numerous soccer moms, played by Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer, try to 'score' time with Butler's character.
While some would consider the film a chick flick, Butler was quick to outline why guys will like this film too.
"I mean this is about a bad boy, this is about a guy who was a womanizer, who was a superstar and he's trying to learn to kind of go the right way about life. But he's not perfect, he's not a saint and he's not - wherever you go it's kind of got that element of Warren Beatty's 'Shampoo' in it," referring to Beatty's 1975 film.
"Were wherever he goes he is being chased around by women. That's a very guy thing, I think guys dig that especially when it's Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, that's another reason to go as a guy. And I'm a soccer player in it, so it's a lot of sports in the movie as well," he added.
"Playing for Keeps" also stars Dennis Quad and is directed by Gabriele Muccino. The film will arrive in U.S. theaters on December 7th.
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