Gerard Butler is set to reunite with Ric Roman Waugh, director of last year’s Angel Has Fallen and the upcoming Greenland, for a new action film entitled Kandahar, Deadline has revealed.
The film will see Butler as Tom Harris, “an undercover CIA operative working in the Middle East. An intelligence leak dangerously exposes his classified mission and reveals his covert identity. Stuck in the heart of hostile territory, Harris and his translator must fight their way out of the desert to an extraction point in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while eluding the elite special forces hunting them.”
Kandahar is being produced by Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario) of Thunder Road Films, while Waugh is directing from a script he’s written with Mitchell LaFortune, a former military intelligence officer.
Before they get to Kandahar, Butler and Waugh will stop off in Greenland, a disaster movie which sees the actor looking to save his family when Earth is threatened by a comet. The first trailer was released this week, and we have it for you here.