Gerard Butler Action Thriller ‘The Plane’ Lands at Lionsgate

Published on Nov 08, 2019

In one of the first major deals at the American Film Market, Lionsgate has boarded the Gerard Butler action-thriller “The Plane.”

The project re-teams the actor and studio following the release of “Angel Has Fallen” this year. Joe Drake, chairman of the Motion Picture Group for Lionsgate, made the announcement at Afm on Thursday that the studio had bought the rights to “The Plane” for North America, Latin America, UK and India.

The film will begin production in 2020 and is being produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonvaventura and Mark Vahradian and MadRiver PicturesMarc Butan and Ara Keshishian, as well as Butler and Alan Siegel under their G-Base banner. The script is written by Jp Davis and Charles Cumming based on the book by Cumming.

Butler will portray a commercial pilot who, after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in a war zone, finds himself

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Author: Dave McNary