Gerard Butler to play Robert Burns in biopic

January 27th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 27 (ANI): Actor Gerard Butler has signed on to play legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns in an upcoming biopic.

The 300 star will take the lead role alongside Julia Stiles.

The film will detail Burns” love affairs with wife Jean Armour and society hostess Agnes ”Clarinda” McLehose.

And Butler admits that he is pleased to have got the part, because he is proud of his country’’s national figure.

“In a way but I feel so lucky to have that opportunity because it’’s such a great story. I cajoled Julia Stiles into doing it but she told me it was the best script she”d read in years so she’’s on board, the Daily Star quoted Butler, as saying.

We cover Burns” life from the ploughman days to the Edinburgh society days and his take-off as a poet. It’’s beautiful, it’’s passionate, it’’s sexy, it’’s hilarious and it’’s really quite sad as well,” Butler added. (ANI)

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