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It appears that Gerard Butler is getting ready to wield the big sword in a Roman-era film again.

Speaking to Ain't It Cool News to promote the currently released Overture Films thriller 'Law Abiding Citizen,' the former '300' star let it leak out that he'll soon be appearing as general Tullus Aufidius in an upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy 'Coriolanus.' It appears that Gerard Butler is getting ready to wield the big sword in a Roman-era film again.

Speaking to Ain't It Cool News to promote the currently released Overture Films thriller 'Law Abiding Citizen,' the former '300' star let it leak out that he'll soon be appearing as general Tullus Aufidius in an upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy 'Coriolanus.'

Ralph Fiennes will direct and star in the independently financed movie, playing the lead role of military leader Gaius Martius Coriolanus, who after being banished from the Roman army, teams with his Volscian army rival (played by Butler) to seek his revenge.

Vanessa Redgrave is already attached to the film, and William Hurt is also rumored to be involved.

For his part, Butler currently co-stars alongside Jamie Foxx in 'Law Abiding Citizen,' which had surprising pop at last weekend's domestic box office, taking in $21 million.

That had to come as somewhat of a relief for Butler, who is coming off a string of middling romantic comedies ('P.S. I Love You,' 'The Ugly Truth') and flopped thrillers ('RocknRolla,' 'Gamer') since '300' took in a whopping $456 million globally in 2007 and made him a star in the process.