Gerard Butler Replaces Eric Bana in Heist Thriller BRILLIANT

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.