Here's an interview with Gerard Butler about his role as Clyde Shelton in the upcoming thriller Law Abiding Citizen. In the interview he discusses his reaction to the script, his character, how Clyde turns from a law abiding citizen into a criminal mastermind, Jamie Foxx as Nick, the scenes between Clyde and Nick, and the experience audiences will have. Footage courtesy of Overture Films.
Clyde Shelton is an upstanding family man whose wife and daughter are brutally murdered during a home invasion. When the killers are caught, Nick Rice, a hotshot young Philadelphia prosecutor, is assigned to the case. Over his objections, Nick is forced by his boss to offer one of the suspects a light sentence in exchange for testifying against his accomplice. Fast forward ten years. The man who got away with murder is found dead and Clyde Shelton coolly admits his guilt. Then he issues a warning to Nick: Either fix the flawed justice system that failed his family, or key players in the trial will die. Soon Shelton follows through on his threats, orchestrating from his jail cell a string of spectacularly diabolical assassinations that can be neither predicted nor prevented. Philadelphia is gripped with fear as Shelton's high-profile targets are slain one after another and the authorities are powerless to halt his reign of terror. Only Nick can stop the killing, and to do so he must outwit this brilliant sociopath in a harrowing contest of wills in which even the smallest misstep means death. With his own family now in Shelton's crosshairs, Nick finds himself in a desperate race against time facing a deadly adversary who seems always to be one step ahead.
Law Abiding Citizen is directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, and Leslie Bibb.
The film comes out this Friday, October 16th.
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