Butler boards heist thriller.

Variety has word that Gerard Butler (‘Coriolanus,’ ‘300’) is replacing Eric Bana (‘Hanna,’ ‘Star Trek’) on the diamond-heist thriller ‘Brilliant.’

The film, which reunites the actor with his ‘The Ugly Truth’ director Robert Luketic, follows a small-time criminal who partners with a group of experienced thieves to pull off a daring diamond heist.

Producers are now trying to lock in a female lead, with plans to begin shooting in May in Boston.