Gerard Butler

Source: Flickr

Gerard Butler

STXfilms has acquired US rights to the upcoming Gerard Butler disaster thriller Greenland from Thunder Road Films and Anton, which reunites the star with his Angel Has Fallen director Ric Roman Waugh.

Chris Sparling wrote the screenplay with revisions by Mitchell LaFortune about a family’s fight for survival in the face of a devastating natural disaster.

Greenland is scheduled to start shooting in May. STXinternational holds international rights, which newly promoted president of international John Friedberg and his team introduced to EFM buyers in Berlin last month.

STXinternational will handle international distribution through its output network and will distribute directly in the UK.

Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, John Wick), who also developed the project, produced alongside Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-BASE production company. Anton is fully financing and producing. CAA Media Finance arranged the film’s financing and represented US rights alongside Anton.

Butler will next be seen in Angel Has Fallen, the final instalment in the Fallen trilogy. He recently produced the Sundance selection Them That Follow starring Olivia Colman and Kaitlyn Dever.

Besides Angel Has Fallen, Waugh produced, wrote and directed the prison drama Shot Caller starring Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He wrote and directed the thriller Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson, and prior to that directed Felon from his own screenplay for Sony.