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

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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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  • LEM

    Steven Ogg would be great as Lynch but those names they have make me think they’re doing the ole buy the name and do what we want to it.

    • Internet Savior

      Did you know who Steven Ogg was before GTA 5?

      • http://www.pcass.co.uk Andrew Shaw

        Does that matter even remotely?

      • LEM

        Like it matters but Yeah I did though GTA 5 makes me think he’d make a good Lynch.

      • LEM

        I wonder if he asks that in casting sessions ” you didn’t care who I was before that thing that made you notice me”.

  • LEM

    Steven Ogg would be great as Lynch but those names they have make me think they’re doing the ole buy the name and do what we want to it.

  • Dan

    I think Bruce Willis would have made an excellent Kane. I’m interested to see what Gerard Butler can do. Vin Diesel on the other hand, I’m not so sure about. I would have gone with either Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, or Sharlto Copley.

  • Dan

    I think Bruce Willis would have made an excellent Kane. I’m interested to see what Gerard Butler can do. Vin Diesel on the other hand, I’m not so sure about. I would have gone with either Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, or Sharlto Copley.

  • Tank

    i think channing tatum as kane and jonah hill as lynch would be pretty sweet.

  • Tank

    i think channing tatum as kane and jonah hill as lynch would be pretty sweet.

    • Lenny

      Nonsenses. Jason Statham IS Lynch! Just see him in Guy Ritchie’s Revolver: Lynch and him are dead ringers!

      • Strong Enough

        hell no!

    • Lenny

      Nonsenses. Jason Statham IS Lynch! Just see him in Guy Ritchie’s Revolver: Lynch and him are dead ringers!

  • RiddleThemThis

    Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel is a combination that needs to happen.

    • Bob

      Yea, that is a pretty good action team imho. King of Sparta and Riddick? Hell yea. Never played the game or heard of it even but I would see it just to see these two together.

    • LEM

      They could easily just write a movie for them instead of forcing a casting that completely goes against the original characters and alienates the target audience.

  • Santiago Foster

    yeah i like it i think that can be a interesting cast , but in my opinion for lynch needs to be peter stormare ! and for kane jason statham

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  • mattinacan

    oh yes vin diesel and his director from A Man Apart back together, i smell a hit

  • The Flobbit

    I have no idea of the source material, but the words “Kane”, “Lynch”, “Gerard Butler” and “Vin Diesel” make this an almost guaranteed must-check out.

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