Gerard Butler scores new role

August 11th, 2010

Gerard Butler is set to take on the lead role in a new soccer movie.

The 'Bounty Hunter' actor has already agreed to produce sporting film 'Slide' but is now in talks to take on the part of a troubled father who tries to win back his son's affections by coaching his team.

However, his charming personality and handsome looks means he gets a little too involved with the mothers of the younger players.

'Slide' originally started out as a baseball comedy called 'Confessions of a Little League Coach' but it has now switched sports.

'Seven Pounds' director Gabriele Muccino is keen to direct the project but is still trying to find room in his busy schedule.

Gerard will produce the film through his company Evil Twins and his fellow producers, including Jonathan Mostow, are keen for him to put on his coach's tracksuit and show off his ball skills, according to Empire Online.