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Gerard Butler Books Another Soccer Movie, Dynamo

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Gerard Butler attends the Diesel Black Gold Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Gerard Butler's sporty 2012 was good to him, evidently — following the surfing flick Chasing Mavericks and soccer comedy Playing for Keeps, Butler is taking on another fútbol film. Dynamo will feature Butler as Nikolai Trusevich, a World War II Ukrainian team's goalie. It's based on a true story, one where "the Nazis set up a match pitting the starving Ukrainians against a 'super team' of German players that to this day is still known as 'The Death Match.'"

Photo: Andy Kropa/2011 Getty Images