|A different kind of Elliot Ness?|
Post Machine Gun Preacher and Coriolanus, will they feel his acting chops and box office numbers, plus his screen name recognition among men and women alike, make him a possible candidate?
I am still SO hoping that Joe Carnahan's White Jazz (I was the first to associate him with the project, but not on this blog) is on the agenda for him, but I think this might be another interesting project, if they get a good director and co-star to sign on.
Gerry was supposed to play Jimmy Malone in the Brian DePalma prequel to The Untouchables that fell through a while back, so when I saw this, it caught my attention.
Read the particulars here.
April 28, 2011
AFTERTHOUGHT: After re-reading through the article, I realize that Ness is supposed to be 26 years old in this script, so this might not be a fit for Butler after all, unless they make Ness a little older. With the right style and make up, could the slimmed down, in shape and perhaps with a little facial filler, ever youthful in spirit Butler get away with playing a variation of that age? Would he even want to?
I still feel Butler would have been a good Jimmy Malone, so when I saw that Ryan Kavanaugh bought the rights to this project and knowing he likes Butler, I immediately thought this might work.
Wishful thinking doesn't cut it, but with the magic of Hollywood, the impossible sometimes becomes possible, so I never say never.
I'm still rooting for him to have a part in White Jazz.
Songs out of tune, the words always a little wrong...Canzoni Stonate