Gerard Butler: Producing films allow me control in shaping films

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London – Hollywood star Gerard Butler told Total Film magazine he enjoys being a producer on the disaster action film, Greenland, as it allowed him to have control in shaping the film. Butler also starred in the Ric Roman Waugh directorial alongside, Deadpool star Morena Baccarin. Greenland was released last year. It followed a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Butler said: “I’m a control freak! As an actor, when you’re coming up, you beg for roles, and you’re lucky to get one and then you suddenly find yourself in a position where movies are being made, because you’re involved. So if that’s the case, you say, ‘I want to produce it, I want to have some control, I want to help shape this film.’ Not the studio movies, like ‘Gods of Egypt’ or ‘Geostorm’. But all the other ones, in the independent world.” Chris Sparling has penned the script for Greenland, produced by Thunder Road Films. Butler added: “I get a chance to develop, be involved with script, choose the director. It’s more responsibility, but you’re more involved in the process. And I love that.” Greenland, which hails from STX Films, was among the handful of movies that was released in the US theatres after the coronavirus-forced shutdown ended.