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[ June 1st 2004 ]

Scottish actor Gerard Butler has been tapped to star in Sturla Gunnarsson's adaptation of the poem Beowulf, reports Variety Magazine. Butler, who appeared alongside Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life, will portray Norse warrior Beowult in the Canada/UK co-production. Beowulf chronicles the medieval struggle to rid the Hall of Heorot from Grendel, a murderous troll bent on a killing rampage. The 10-week shooting schedule begins in Iceland in August.

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