Santa Cruz: Fox 2000 To Co-Finance, Distribute Gerard Butler Surfer Film

Looks like some real money getting pumped into the film and all the ducks are lining up, more signs the movie could be a huge success…fingers crossed!


Fox 2000 To Co-Finance, Distribute Butler Surfer Film

Fox 2000 is ready to catch a wave with Gerard Butler.

October 4th, 2011

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio will co-finance and distribute Walden Media’s “Of Men and Mavericks,” a surfing drama starring Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer.

Curtis Hanson is directing the film, based on the true-life story of Northern Californian Jay Moriarty, a world champion surfer who died in a diving accident in 2001 at age 22.

Butler reportedly will play Frosty Hesson, a local surfing legend who mentored and trained Moriarty.

Johnny Weston will star as Moriarty, and Shue will play his mother. Spencer will star as Hesson’s wife.

The film is set to go before cameras in Northern California later this month.

– Tim Lammers

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