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It looks like Gerard Butler is going back to familiar territory with his next film. According to THR, the Scottish actor will be taking on the material that every thespian aspires to, Shakespeare. Butler has landed a gig in the film adaptation entitled, Coriolanus and will costar with several well known and established actors.

Coriolanus will be actor Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, and will have Butler starring opposite him in this contemporary update of the Shakespearean tale. In the film, Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army in the film that will also feature the likes of Vanessa Redgrave and William Hurt. Coriolanus will start shooting next March in Serbia, which sounds like the perfect place for a depressing war driven epic.

Since this film will be dated, and feature Butler once again as the leader of an army his wardrobe has to come into question. People aren’t expecting him to follow up his scantily clad ensemble from 300 with this film, but it would be an interesting sight. It will be nice to see the actor in a period piece again that takes him out of the American accent, which he’s used in the majority of his recent movies. He can pull off a European accent so much easier.

What do you think of Gerard Butler taking on a Shakespearean role?