Gerard Butler Circles Kane Role in KANE & LYNCH Adaptation; Offer out to Vin Diesel to Play Lynch

     November 4, 2013


The long-gestating adaptation of the 2007 Kane & Lynch video game may have found one of its two title roles in Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen).  Director F. Gary Gray has been on and off the project over the last few years, but is currently attached to helm the adaptation.  If a deal is made for Butler to play Kane, that would reunite the director and star of the 2009 film, Law Abiding Citizen.  Butler’s co-star in that film, Jamie Foxx, was once eyed to play a lead in this film opposite Bruce Willis with Simon Crane directing, but those plans have come and gone.  An offer is currently out to Vin Diesel to play Lynch.  Hit the jump for more.

Heat Vision reports gerard-butlerthat Butler and Diesel are the two actors closest to starring as Kane & Lynch in the adaptation.  Butler is in talks to star, but it’s too early to confirm anything from Diesel’s camp.

Developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos Interactive, the story “follows Kane, a death row inmate who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung by Kane’s former team so that he can retrieve a stolen fortune. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team’s watchdog in order to save his wife and daughter.”

Take a look at the official trailer for the Kane & Lynch video game below:

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