The 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor is attached to play the god of the deserts, storms and foreigners, opposite Nicolaj Coster-Waldau.
Gerard Butler is expected to join the cast of Summit Entertainment's epic fantasy "Gods of Egypt". He is reportedly in negotiations to take on the villainous role opposite Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the upcoming action pic.
The "Machine Gun Preacher" actor is said circling the role of Set, the god of the desert, storms, and foreigners. Meanwhile, "Game of Thrones" star Coster-Waldau will play Horus, the son of fallen god Osiris who was killed at the brutal hands of Set.
In the ancient Egyptian mythology, Horus sought revenge against Set for killing his father. When his attempt to avenge Osiris' death failed resulting in his eyes being plucked out, it's up to a human thief in love with a slave to help take down the mad god.
The movie about the godly war set in the ancient time period will be directed by Alex Proyas ("Dark City", "The Crow", "I, Robot") with a screenplay from "Dracula Untold" writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Butler was last seen in action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" about an attack on the White House, along with Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. He will next return to voice Stoick the Vast in animated sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2".