Hollywood heart-throb Gerard Butler to star in Chetnik movie?
October 12, 2012
Blic reports that Scottish lawyer-turned-actor Gerard Butler could star in a movie recalling the sacrifice that Chetnik resistance fighters made in 1944 when they rescued hundreds of US airmen from the Nazis.
Serbian producer Marko Mišković is currently negotiating with Hollywood partners to produce the movie about this little-known event which, if produced, would surely cast new light on the tremendous contribution made by Chetnik fighters to the Allied cause. Villagers from Pranjani – where the airlift for Operation Halyard was staged – risked their own lives and shared what precious little they had to save the US airmen.
Gerard was critically acclaimed in Phantom of the Opera which was followed with leading roles in chick-flick PS I Love You and Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla. He also starred alongside Ralph Fiennes in a movie production of Shakepeare’s Coriolanus which was filmed on location in Belgrade. The actor is said to have loved his time in Belgrade and there are rumours of a romantic attachment he forme with Serbian actress Martina Rajić.
Thanks to Aleksandra Rebić and the General Draža Mihailovich site for sharing this Blic article (in Serbian).