Gerard Butler is dead-set on proving to the world he's more than just a pretty face with a great set of abs and an accent that makes our knees feel a little weak when we hear it.
It turns out he's also been doing this whole acting thing for a while now too.
Deadline reports that the Scottish star is teaming up with "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott on a new project based on the life of former British army officer Simon Mann, who assembled a team of mercenaries to kill Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as part of a coup d'etat in 2004.
Mann was unsuccessful in his attempts and was jailed for three years in a Zimbabwean prison before being extradited to Equatorial Guinea, where he was sentenced to 34 years in prison. Mann eventually received a presidential pardon in 2009, backed by Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark.
Scott will direct and produce the film through his company, Scott Free Productions, while Robert Edwards will pen the screenplay. Butler will star as Mann.
Butler has a few more roles up his sleeve for the coming year, starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in "Playing the Field" and reprising his voice-acting role as Stoick the Vast in "How to Train Your Dragon 2."