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Gerard Butler is The Bricklayer

Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth

Story by Jack Foley

GERARD Butler looks to have nabbed the lead role of former FBI agent Steve Vail in the big screen version of best-selling novel The Bricklayer.

Based on the novel by real-life former FBI agent Noah Boyd (a pseudonym for Paul Lindsay), the book focuses on former bureau member Vail, now working as a Chicago bricklayer, who is asked by the agency to come out of retirement to help track down and combat a criminal gang that is demanding an escalating series of multi-million dollar ransom payments.

The plot also involves a female deputy director at the FBI who is assigned to work with Vail – a part that that has not yet been cast.

Butler, who will next be seen in Ralp Fiennes’ Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher, will also serve among the film’s producers.

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