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Gerard Butler enjoyed a dance with a mystery brunette at the Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs.

The Scottish hunk - who received treatment for prescription drug problems in February - partied with the beauty at the A/X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival on Saturday (14.04.12), and seemingly did not mind he was being seen out and about.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''The two were grinding like they were at a middle school dance. He didn't seem to care who was watching.''

It is believed Gerard stayed sober at the event.

Gerard was not the only celebrity to enjoy the glamorous bash; Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz, Paris Hilton and Emile Hirsch were also in attendance .

Soon after completing his three-week rehab stint in February the 'Coriolanus' actor was seen partying at the Weinstein Company's Soho House party in West Hollywood.

According to those at the event he was seen chatting to a number of women telling one he was doing ''pretty good'' following his time out.


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How to Train Your Dragon 2 4278892 Film Reviews

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite possibly the best action-adventure movie of the year. Not only are its big set-pieces thrillingly rendered with first-rate special effects, but the characters are complex and involving. And the script effortlessly combines jagged wit, youthful exuberance, heart-stopping romance and even some rather bleak emotions.

Five years have passed since Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) discovered his ability to interact with dragons, specifically his inseparable pal Toothless, bringing a new era of dragon-related fun to the small Viking island of Berk. But now his father Stoick (Gerard Butler) is talking about passing on the mantel of chief to Hiccup, and he's not sure he's ready for that. He'd much rather be out zooming over the ocean exploring uncharted lands. Then on one of his trips he encounters a group of dragon hunters led by Eret (Kit Harington), who is helping the notorious villain Drago (Djimon Hounsou) build an army. But this leads Hiccup to an even more startling discovery: his mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) turns out to be alive and running a secret sanctuary for dragons. Can they team up to stop Drago?

It's a rare film that manages to work equally well in the quiet moments as in the massive spectacle, but writer-director Dean DeBlois never wobbles at all. Without ever manipulating the audience, he seamlessly shifts from tear-inducing happiness to soaringly thrilling battle action to agonising emotional pain. The coming-of-age plot may feel familiar, but it's packed with fresh touches, hilarious observations and some surprising twists and turns along the way.

And for a film designed to look a bit cartoonish, it's eerily realistic thanks to ground-breaking animation that adds uncanny details to every scene. The 3D work pulls the audience into the story, especially in the goosebump-inducing airborne sequences. And the animators add small details as well, from the texture of skin and scales to the smallest mannerism. These characters are visually bursting with life and energy, and their personalities are even more vivid due to the lively vocal performances.

But beyond the technical achievement, this is a hugely resonant story of a young guy working out who he's going to be. Hiccup knows his father is a tough-guy leader, and now he discovers that his mother is a sensitive dragon-whisperer, but he needs to figure out who he is beyond who they want him to be. And this gives the film an unusually strong message about refusing to live up to expectations. Which of course a filmmaker working on a sequel knows something about.

Watch 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer

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What Is It About Animated Sequels? 4242637 News

In a Hollywood atmosphere that currently seems obsessed with stretching even the most moderate of box-office successes into a full blown franchise, sequels and prequels are a ubiquitous presence in cinema multiplexes. But in the world of animated cinema, where the construction of a film requires infinitely more hard work and dedication than a live action picture, sequels tend to emerge that better the original- a much rarer occurrence amongst many Hollywood pictures.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Gerard Butler stars in How To Train Your Dragon 2 which has won copious plaudits.

That’s not to say there aren’t a few howlers either, animated studios such as Pixar and Disney are just as susceptible as the rest of the film world in dispensing some truly woeful and misguided follow ups. The likes of Cars 2 and Rio 2 left no-one with the life affirming sense of warmth that truly brilliant animated films of this type should provide. As is universally recognised, a mark of greatness from an animated film is its ability to simultaneously appeal to children and the adults who accompany them to the big screen. The likes of Shrek 1 & 2 and the Toy Story trilogy are prime examples of catering for both age groups through crafty pop culture references and subtle entendre.

Of course, what aids in the success of a sequel is the strength of the original, a solid and flawless base on which to extend the characters world into fresh scenarios and circumstances. Cars possessed a certain charm, but it pales in comparison to the wit and ingenuity of The Incredibles or Finding Nemo. These films bristled with potential for future endeavour and contained characters whose personalities were so well rounded you couldn’t help but empathize with their plight. A sequel therefore, allows for these characters to evolve further and their development to be traced through the successive films.

More: Five Things You Should Know About How To Train Your Dragon 2

There are anomalies to this hypotheses as well. Monsters Inc. for instance, suffered at the hands of an ill-conceived sequel that arrived devoid of much of the charm that posited the original as one of Pixar’s finest pictures. As such, fans are anxiously awaiting the Finding Nemo sequel to see if it flops like the fate that unfortunately befell Mike Wazowski and Randall. However, it seems that by all accounts the forthcoming How To Train Your Dragon sequel will see Dreamwork’s second highest grossing feature reach new heights in pure awe-inspiring visuals with an edifying plot to match. Critics are falling over themselves with praise for the feature, and it is currently riding high with a score of over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The reason for this, it seems, is that the films sticks resiliently to the tried and tested animation formula of smart writing, impeccable animation and an appeal that transcends age.

Watch The Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2 Below

4165268-0;noautoplay; How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Trailer - 16.05.2014 15:55:54

In a Hollywood atmosphere that currently seems obsessed with stretching even the most moderate of box-office successes into a full blown franchise, sequels and prequels are a ubiquitous presence in cinema multiplexes. But in the world of animated cinema, where the construction of a film requires infinitely more hard work and dedication than a live action picture, sequels tend to emerge that better the original- a much rarer occurrence amongst many Hollywood pictures.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Gerard Butler stars in How To Train Your Dragon 2 which has won copious plaudits.

That’s not to say there aren’t a few howlers either, animated studios such as Pixar and Disney are just as susceptible as the rest of the film world in dispensing some truly woeful and misguided follow ups. The likes of Cars 2 and Rio 2 left no-one with the life affirming sense of warmth that truly brilliant animated films of this type should provide. As is universally recognised, a mark of greatness from an animated film is its ability to simultaneously appeal to children and the adults who accompany them to the big screen. The likes of Shrek 1 & 2 and the Toy Story trilogy are prime examples of catering for both age groups through crafty pop culture references and subtle entendre.

Of course, what aids in the success of a sequel is the strength of the original, a solid and flawless base on which to extend the characters world into fresh scenarios and circumstances. Cars possessed a certain charm, but it pales in comparison to the wit and ingenuity of The Incredibles or Finding Nemo. These films bristled with potential for future endeavour and contained characters whose personalities were so well rounded you couldn’t help but empathize with their plight. A sequel therefore, allows for these characters to evolve further and their development to be traced through the successive films.

More: Five Things You Should Know About How To Train Your Dragon 2

There are anomalies to this hypotheses as well. Monsters Inc. for instance, suffered at the hands of an ill-conceived sequel that arrived devoid of much of the charm that posited the original as one of Pixar’s finest pictures. As such, fans are anxiously awaiting the Finding Nemo sequel to see if it flops like the fate that unfortunately befell Mike Wazowski and Randall. However, it seems that by all accounts the forthcoming How To Train Your Dragon sequel will see Dreamwork’s second highest grossing feature reach new heights in pure awe-inspiring visuals with an edifying plot to match. Critics are falling over themselves with praise for the feature, and it is currently riding high with a score of over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The reason for this, it seems, is that the films sticks resiliently to the tried and tested animation formula of smart writing, impeccable animation and an appeal that transcends age.

Watch The Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2 Below

4165268-0;noautoplay; How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Trailer - 16.05.2014 15:55:54

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5 Things You Should Know About 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' 4242613 News

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to be released in US cinemas today (13th June) and in just over a month in the UK. Before you see it, here's 5 things you should know about How To Train Your Dragon 2:

How To Train Your Dragon 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released in the US today.

1. For Hiccup And Co. 5 Years Have Passed

The old cliché goes an ending is only happy depending on where you choose to leave the story. Whilst the original How To Train Your Dragon ended on a happy note with dragons and the Vikings living alongside one another in harmony, in the sequel trouble has begun to brew in the form of a dragon catcher, aptly named Drogo (Dijimon Hounsou). The film is set five years after the original and all the usual faces have returned to help Hiccup and Toothless face the new perils which not only threaten their lives, but also their dragons.

2. The Usual Suspects Have Reprised Their Roles

The cast of the original How To Train Your Dragon have reprised their roles for the sequel. Jay Baruchel returns as Hiccup, the son of Viking Chieftain Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). Whilst America Ferrara lends her voice once again to Astrid, now Hiccup's girlfriend. Hiccup and Astrid's group of motley friends also feature in the film including the mischevious fraternal twins Tuffnut and Ruffnut respectively played by T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig. 

There are some new faces to the cast including Cate Blanchett who plays a mysterious dragon rider Hiccup encounters. But there's far more to her character Valka than meets the eye. You'll have to watch the film to find out though!

Read More: America Ferrera's How To Train Your Dragon 2 Receives High Praise In Wake Of Gown Prank.

3. It's Not Just For Kids

In case you've never seen How To Train Your Dragon, you may be under the illusion that animation and dragons ultimately equals a children's' film. It's definitely not and the sequel is perhaps more geared towards parents. The writer and director Dean DeBlois has commented on this aspect of the film in numerous interviews and stated how he ensured there were plenty of allegories, as the NY Times reports. This was seemingly in order to create subtexts which parents would appreciate. 

How To Train Your Dragon 2
Jay Baruchel provides the voice of Hiccup.

America Ferrera has also echoed this sentiment when she was asked about the franchise's fan base. The 30-year-old actress stated that the fan base is "quite varied" as both children and adults can appreciate it. She continued by referring to the changes within the second movie. Whilst speaking to Latina she said, "The second film, in some ways, goes even deeper and sometimes veers towards a darker place, but it's very daring and brave and it still maintains what keeps kids excited and interested, but there's even more for the older audience in the second film."

4. How To Train Your Dragon 2 Has Not Fallen Ill With "Sequel-itus"

If you're worried the sequel is never as good as the original, think again. Critics have highly praised the film since its premiere at Cannes and continue to do so prior to its US release. The majority of critics have all commented on the dangers of creating a sequel when the original was so successful and much loved, a term Claudia Puig (USA Today) coined "sequel-itis". Stephanie Merry (Washington Post) even went so far as to claim "This may be the first and last time anyone says this, but if "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is this good, why stop at 3 and 4?"

Watch The Movie Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2

5. Kit Harington (A.K.A. Game of Thrones' Jon Snow) Stars With A Swedish Accent

That's right ladies and gentlemen, the Game of Thrones heartthrob has lent his voice to the character of Eret, a dragon catcher. Unfortunately he's not adopted his Northern accent for the role, something which appears to be a difficult decision for the actor and director Dean DeBlois. In a recent interview with the Daily News, 27-year-old Harington explained how he had opted to adopt a Swedish accent for the role as his usual well-spoke upper middle class (who knew?) accent wasn't exactly suitable for Vikings. 

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released in the US today (13th June) and in the UK on 11th July. 

 How To Train Your Dragon 2
The film is released in the UK in July.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to be released in US cinemas today (13th June) and in just over a month in the UK. Before you see it, here's 5 things you should know about How To Train Your Dragon 2:

How To Train Your Dragon 2
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released in the US today.

1. For Hiccup And Co. 5 Years Have Passed

The old cliché goes an ending is only happy depending on where you choose to leave the story. Whilst the original How To Train Your Dragon ended on a happy note with dragons and the Vikings living alongside one another in harmony, in the sequel trouble has begun to brew in the form of a dragon catcher, aptly named Drogo (Dijimon Hounsou). The film is set five years after the original and all the usual faces have returned to help Hiccup and Toothless face the new perils which not only threaten their lives, but also their dragons.

2. The Usual Suspects Have Reprised Their Roles

The cast of the original How To Train Your Dragon have reprised their roles for the sequel. Jay Baruchel returns as Hiccup, the son of Viking Chieftain Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). Whilst America Ferrara lends her voice once again to Astrid, now Hiccup's girlfriend. Hiccup and Astrid's group of motley friends also feature in the film including the mischevious fraternal twins Tuffnut and Ruffnut respectively played by T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig. 

There are some new faces to the cast including Cate Blanchett who plays a mysterious dragon rider Hiccup encounters. But there's far more to her character Valka than meets the eye. You'll have to watch the film to find out though!

Read More: America Ferrera's How To Train Your Dragon 2 Receives High Praise In Wake Of Gown Prank.

3. It's Not Just For Kids

In case you've never seen How To Train Your Dragon, you may be under the illusion that animation and dragons ultimately equals a children's' film. It's definitely not and the sequel is perhaps more geared towards parents. The writer and director Dean DeBlois has commented on this aspect of the film in numerous interviews and stated how he ensured there were plenty of allegories, as the NY Times reports. This was seemingly in order to create subtexts which parents would appreciate. 

How To Train Your Dragon 2
Jay Baruchel provides the voice of Hiccup.

America Ferrera has also echoed this sentiment when she was asked about the franchise's fan base. The 30-year-old actress stated that the fan base is "quite varied" as both children and adults can appreciate it. She continued by referring to the changes within the second movie. Whilst speaking to Latina she said, "The second film, in some ways, goes even deeper and sometimes veers towards a darker place, but it's very daring and brave and it still maintains what keeps kids excited and interested, but there's even more for the older audience in the second film."

4. How To Train Your Dragon 2 Has Not Fallen Ill With "Sequel-itus"

If you're worried the sequel is never as good as the original, think again. Critics have highly praised the film since its premiere at Cannes and continue to do so prior to its US release. The majority of critics have all commented on the dangers of creating a sequel when the original was so successful and much loved, a term Claudia Puig (USA Today) coined "sequel-itis". Stephanie Merry (Washington Post) even went so far as to claim "This may be the first and last time anyone says this, but if "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is this good, why stop at 3 and 4?"

Watch The Movie Trailer For How To Train Your Dragon 2

5. Kit Harington (A.K.A. Game of Thrones' Jon Snow) Stars With A Swedish Accent

That's right ladies and gentlemen, the Game of Thrones heartthrob has lent his voice to the character of Eret, a dragon catcher. Unfortunately he's not adopted his Northern accent for the role, something which appears to be a difficult decision for the actor and director Dean DeBlois. In a recent interview with the Daily News, 27-year-old Harington explained how he had opted to adopt a Swedish accent for the role as his usual well-spoke upper middle class (who knew?) accent wasn't exactly suitable for Vikings. 

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is released in the US today (13th June) and in the UK on 11th July. 

 How To Train Your Dragon 2
The film is released in the UK in July.

13th June 2014 4231453
With 100%, Is 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' The Best Comedy Sequel of 2014? 4238045 News

Forget 22 Jump Street - 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is your finest comedy sequel of the year. Or so say the critics. DreamWorks Animation landed a major hit in 2010 when the original movie took a huge $500 million on a budget of $165 million - it was clearly ripe for a franchise and the signs suggest the animation giant have played this one perfectly.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Hiccup returns in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

The original story took place in a mythical Viking world where a young teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After capturing his first beast, Hiccup finds that he has no desire to kill it and instead befriends it.

The second movie takes place first years after the first and features Hiccup and his friends as young adults. During an interview in 2011, diector Dean DeBlois revealed, "At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup's curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons, new cultures."

DeBlois and his team appear to have done a sterling job of matching the efforts of Despicable Me 2, etc and producing a special animated sequel. The critics are unanimous. 

More: watch the trailer for 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

"Going beyond the pat eco-conscious message that every kids' film has to have, HTTYD2 touches on how complex the emotional bond between a person and an animal can be," wrote Leslie Felperin of the Hollywood Reporter.

"This DreamWorks Animation sequel advances the story without sacrificing the integrity that defined its most atypical toon," said Peter Debruge of Variety.

"How to Train Your Dragon 2' deepens a story and characters that probably didn't need to be deepened. Actually it doesn't really deepen it: It just takes it more seriously," said Matt Prigge of Metro.

"DeBlois' powers haven't diminished ... he dares to go deeper, smarter and even darker, honing in on the elements that made the first film work," said Matt Neal of the Standard.

More: see all our pictures from the 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' photocall

"This smartly paced sequel does a great job of drawing out the lead characters, expanding the world they exist in and adding in some warm hearted and moving moments," wrote Mark Adams of Screen International.

"Not all the heart-swelling flying sequences in the world can flap away the sensation of franchise fatigue here," said Simon Miraudo of Quickflix.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, also starring Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, American Ferrera, hits theaters on July 4, 2014. 

Forget 22 Jump Street - 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is your finest comedy sequel of the year. Or so say the critics. DreamWorks Animation landed a major hit in 2010 when the original movie took a huge $500 million on a budget of $165 million - it was clearly ripe for a franchise and the signs suggest the animation giant have played this one perfectly.

How To Train Your Dragon 2Hiccup returns in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

The original story took place in a mythical Viking world where a young teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After capturing his first beast, Hiccup finds that he has no desire to kill it and instead befriends it.

The second movie takes place first years after the first and features Hiccup and his friends as young adults. During an interview in 2011, diector Dean DeBlois revealed, "At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup's curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons, new cultures."

DeBlois and his team appear to have done a sterling job of matching the efforts of Despicable Me 2, etc and producing a special animated sequel. The critics are unanimous. 

More: watch the trailer for 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

"Going beyond the pat eco-conscious message that every kids' film has to have, HTTYD2 touches on how complex the emotional bond between a person and an animal can be," wrote Leslie Felperin of the Hollywood Reporter.

"This DreamWorks Animation sequel advances the story without sacrificing the integrity that defined its most atypical toon," said Peter Debruge of Variety.

"How to Train Your Dragon 2' deepens a story and characters that probably didn't need to be deepened. Actually it doesn't really deepen it: It just takes it more seriously," said Matt Prigge of Metro.

"DeBlois' powers haven't diminished ... he dares to go deeper, smarter and even darker, honing in on the elements that made the first film work," said Matt Neal of the Standard.

More: see all our pictures from the 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' photocall

"This smartly paced sequel does a great job of drawing out the lead characters, expanding the world they exist in and adding in some warm hearted and moving moments," wrote Mark Adams of Screen International.

"Not all the heart-swelling flying sequences in the world can flap away the sensation of franchise fatigue here," said Simon Miraudo of Quickflix.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, also starring Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, American Ferrera, hits theaters on July 4, 2014. 

10th June 2014 4198594
Edgar Ramirez Replacing Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Reboot 4196354 News

The ‘Point Break’ remake finally has its Bohdi as Edgar Ramirez takes over the role from Gerard Butler. The film, which will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals but will be set in the world of extreme sports, is set for release on August 7 2015.

Edgar RamirezEdgar Ramirez kisses his ALMA award

Variety had the scoop, writing: “Alcon has been looking for someone to take over the role of Bodhi — played by Patrick Swayze in the ’1991 original — after Butler exited the project over a scheduling conflict, and looks to have found his successor in the “Carlos” star.”

“We consider Edgar one of the finest actors in the world today, and we are thrilled he will be creating a fresh new take on the iconic character of Bodhi,' said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment.”

Butler dropped out of the project this time last year due to a concoction of scheduling conflicts and creative differences. “Sources say that the parting of ways occurred because of a confluence of factors. There have been creative differences and a scheduling conflict: Point Break will start shooting in late June, lasting several months, and will take its actors to international locales,” read The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive back in May 2014. “But Butler also has on his docket London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, which shoots in the fall in London.”

More: Gerard Butler to star in Den of Thieves

The original 1991 thriller featured Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah and picked up $83.m from the global box office. And 23 years on from its release, maintains a fairly solid score of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, but that includes contemporary reviews. 

The ‘Point Break’ remake finally has its Bohdi as Edgar Ramirez takes over the role from Gerard Butler. The film, which will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals but will be set in the world of extreme sports, is set for release on August 7 2015.

Edgar RamirezEdgar Ramirez kisses his ALMA award

Variety had the scoop, writing: “Alcon has been looking for someone to take over the role of Bodhi — played by Patrick Swayze in the ’1991 original — after Butler exited the project over a scheduling conflict, and looks to have found his successor in the “Carlos” star.”

“We consider Edgar one of the finest actors in the world today, and we are thrilled he will be creating a fresh new take on the iconic character of Bodhi,' said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment.”

Butler dropped out of the project this time last year due to a concoction of scheduling conflicts and creative differences. “Sources say that the parting of ways occurred because of a confluence of factors. There have been creative differences and a scheduling conflict: Point Break will start shooting in late June, lasting several months, and will take its actors to international locales,” read The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive back in May 2014. “But Butler also has on his docket London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, which shoots in the fall in London.”

More: Gerard Butler to star in Den of Thieves

The original 1991 thriller featured Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah and picked up $83.m from the global box office. And 23 years on from its release, maintains a fairly solid score of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, but that includes contemporary reviews. 

15th May 2014 3444655
Gerard Butler Quits 'Point Break' Remake, But Who Will Replace Him? 4183442 News

Gerard Butler has quit the Point Break remake because of a confluence of factors, including creative differences and a scheduling conflict. Butler was set to play the Zen-infused thief originally played by Patrick Swayze, opposite Keanu Reeves' Johnny Utah in the 1990s classic action movie. Luke Bracey will take Keanu's role in the remake. 

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler, Chilling at the Beach

Point Break will start shooting in late June and will last several months, though Ericson Core and his team are on the hunt for a new star. Insiders say production company Alcon is intent on maintaining its start date and will recast the part in the coming weeks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

More: Check out our Gerard Butler pictures

Part of the problem was Butler was the recent green-lighting of the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, which shoots in the English capital in the fall. The sequel will see the British Prime Minister due under mysterious circumstances, with an attack on the city taking place during the funeral. It hasn't been announced whether original co-stars Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart will also be reprising their roles in the follow-up to the 2013 terrorism thriller.

As for possible replacements for Butler in Point Break, Chris Hemsworth is a distinct possibility, though Charlie Hunnam would be available too. Garrett Hedlund has been on the hunt for a major role since Tron: Legacy - though he turned down Fifty Shades of Grey - and he could be the one. What do you think?

Point Break has a script from Total Recall and Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer and is produced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. 

More: Gerard Butler backs Scottsh school's charity drives

Watch Gerard Butler getting angry with a fan:
3561120-0;noautoplay; Gerard Butler Gets Angry With Fan Who Insists On Multiple Autographs Outside David Letterman Studios - 09.04.2013 10:19:46

Gerard Butler has quit the Point Break remake because of a confluence of factors, including creative differences and a scheduling conflict. Butler was set to play the Zen-infused thief originally played by Patrick Swayze, opposite Keanu Reeves' Johnny Utah in the 1990s classic action movie. Luke Bracey will take Keanu's role in the remake. 

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler, Chilling at the Beach

Point Break will start shooting in late June and will last several months, though Ericson Core and his team are on the hunt for a new star. Insiders say production company Alcon is intent on maintaining its start date and will recast the part in the coming weeks, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

More: Check out our Gerard Butler pictures

Part of the problem was Butler was the recent green-lighting of the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, which shoots in the English capital in the fall. The sequel will see the British Prime Minister due under mysterious circumstances, with an attack on the city taking place during the funeral. It hasn't been announced whether original co-stars Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart will also be reprising their roles in the follow-up to the 2013 terrorism thriller.

As for possible replacements for Butler in Point Break, Chris Hemsworth is a distinct possibility, though Charlie Hunnam would be available too. Garrett Hedlund has been on the hunt for a major role since Tron: Legacy - though he turned down Fifty Shades of Grey - and he could be the one. What do you think?

Point Break has a script from Total Recall and Salt scribe Kurt Wimmer and is produced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. 

More: Gerard Butler backs Scottsh school's charity drives

Watch Gerard Butler getting angry with a fan:
3561120-0;noautoplay; Gerard Butler Gets Angry With Fan Who Insists On Multiple Autographs Outside David Letterman Studios - 09.04.2013 10:19:46

7th May 2014 4092849
Hey 'Olympus Has Fallen' Fans: Get Ready for 'London Has Fallen' 4177339 News

Gerard Butler has signed on for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, titled London Has Fallen, which will hit theaters on October 2, 2015. U.S distribution rights to the sequel have been acquired by Focus Features, the company announced on Thursday (May 1, 2014), via the Hollywood Reporter. 

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler's Getting Back In The Saddle for 'London Has Fallen'

The movie sees Butler return as a former Secret Service agent, though the sequel will focus on the death of the British Prime Minister "under mysterious circumstances."

Focus is yet to announce whether Aaron Eckhart will reprise his role as the president of the United States or Morgan Freeman will return as Speaker Allan Tumbell, though given the narrative of the sequel, it's probably unlikely.

More: Gerard Butler crashes bachelorette party

Olympus Has Fallen was a huge success for Film District in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide on a budget of $70 million. Antoine Fuqua was the man behind the camera on that occasion, though it's unclear whether he will return.

The movie was one of two movies - the other being Sony's box-office disappointment White House Down - released within month of each other that depicted the invasion of a White House. 

The sequel will be written by Olympic Has Fallen writer Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, along with Christian Gudegast.

The first movie didn't bowl over the critics, but as Dave Sexton of This is London wrote at the time: "Reactionary fantasy, then - but what else are action films for?"

Watch Gerard Butler getting angry with a fan who asks for multiple autographs:
3561120-0;noautoplay; Gerard Butler Gets Angry With Fan Who Insists On Multiple Autographs Outside David Letterman Studios - 09.04.2013 10:19:46

Gerard Butler has signed on for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, titled London Has Fallen, which will hit theaters on October 2, 2015. U.S distribution rights to the sequel have been acquired by Focus Features, the company announced on Thursday (May 1, 2014), via the Hollywood Reporter. 

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler's Getting Back In The Saddle for 'London Has Fallen'

The movie sees Butler return as a former Secret Service agent, though the sequel will focus on the death of the British Prime Minister "under mysterious circumstances."

Focus is yet to announce whether Aaron Eckhart will reprise his role as the president of the United States or Morgan Freeman will return as Speaker Allan Tumbell, though given the narrative of the sequel, it's probably unlikely.

More: Gerard Butler crashes bachelorette party

Olympus Has Fallen was a huge success for Film District in 2013, grossing over $160 million worldwide on a budget of $70 million. Antoine Fuqua was the man behind the camera on that occasion, though it's unclear whether he will return.

The movie was one of two movies - the other being Sony's box-office disappointment White House Down - released within month of each other that depicted the invasion of a White House. 

The sequel will be written by Olympic Has Fallen writer Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, along with Christian Gudegast.

The first movie didn't bowl over the critics, but as Dave Sexton of This is London wrote at the time: "Reactionary fantasy, then - but what else are action films for?"

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 4165268 Videos 23rd April 2014

It's been five years since blacksmith apprentice Hiccup managed to end the battle between dragons and the Vikings of Berk alongside his pet fire-breather Toothless, and now the islanders are spending their time with a new sport: dragon racing. Hiccup and Toothless prefer to spend their own time exploration, however, but when a new adventure leads to them to an ice cave of wild dragons they find themselves facing a whole new threat. That's not the only surprise in store for Hiccup though, as now is also the time he meets his long lost mother; a fearless dragon expert. She teams up with Hiccup and his friends to face the insane villain Drago Bludvist, who wishes to have control over all the dragons in the land; between family reunions, a crazed tyrant and unruly baby dragons, Hiccup has a lot on his plate in his latest adventure.

The sequel to 2010's 'How To Train Your Dragon' is set for release this summer as the second instalment of the animated trilogy. It is based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell and sees the return of Oscar nominated director and writer Dean DeBlois ('Lilo & Stitch', 'Mulan'). 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' will hit the UK on July 4th 2014.

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Davina McCall Doesn't Touch Alcohol, Nor Do These Other Teetotal Celebrities 4113503 News

Former addict Davina McCall has admitted that she won’t even touch a drop of alcohol, because “it just leads [her] to drugs.” Davina has been vocal about her struggles with Class A drugs in her teens and early twenties, claiming during an interview in The Guardian, “Heroin makes you forget everything, no problems, no worries, no anything.”

davina mccall teetotal Davina has spoken candidly about her past addiction

It was family friend (and former heroin addict) Eric Clapton, who encouraged Davina to quit the drug and clean up her act. Davina has since gone on to become one of the UK’s most loved television presenters, hosting Big Brother for ten years as well as game shows The Million Pound Drop and Five Minutes to a Fortune

Davina isn’t the only star to abstain from the sauce, Russell Brand is also famously teetotal following his own heroin addiction.  However, not all celebs give up drinking because of previous drug addiction, Gerard Butler claims that he “did a full life’s worth of drinking between 14 and 27”, and has since decided to steer clear. Gerard has said, “I can’t remember drinking. When I stopped, I would look at a beer and think how great it would be. I’d get this pang in my stomach to go back out and have fun”, but ultimately he doesn’t give into the craving.

Kristen Davis, who played Charlotte in Sex and the City, has been teetotal since she was 22 years old. She admitted, “I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don’t drink anymore, because that’s when I thought, you know, I’m gonna end up a car wreck...I got into the acting programme, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn’t doing so well in my classes. I thought, ‘Do you know what? It’s going to be one or the other. I can’t really have both.”

kelly osbourne teetotal Kelly has opened up about her difficulties with alcohol and drugs

It’s no secret that Kelly Osbourne has struggled with addiction in the past, but since 2010 the Fashion Police host has straightened up, “I don’t drink at all. Even a glass of wine at dinner would probably mean me going home, getting s**t-faced and then being on drugs and doing something stupid that I have to spend the next three months apologising for. I don’t like drinking that much as I hate throwing up and the taste of alcohol.”

Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith stopped drinking when she found herself guzzling two bottles of wine while she was just lazing around at home, “I said, ‘Jada, I think we’ve got a problem here’. From that day on I went cold turkey; I haven’t had a drink in eight years.”

We’re impressed these celebs manage to stay strong in what must be a constant face of temptation. Well done, guys.

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Former addict Davina McCall has admitted that she won’t even touch a drop of alcohol, because “it just leads [her] to drugs.” Davina has been vocal about her struggles with Class A drugs in her teens and early twenties, claiming during an interview in The Guardian, “Heroin makes you forget everything, no problems, no worries, no anything.”

davina mccall teetotal Davina has spoken candidly about her past addiction

It was family friend (and former heroin addict) Eric Clapton, who encouraged Davina to quit the drug and clean up her act. Davina has since gone on to become one of the UK’s most loved television presenters, hosting Big Brother for ten years as well as game shows The Million Pound Drop and Five Minutes to a Fortune

Davina isn’t the only star to abstain from the sauce, Russell Brand is also famously teetotal following his own heroin addiction.  However, not all celebs give up drinking because of previous drug addiction, Gerard Butler claims that he “did a full life’s worth of drinking between 14 and 27”, and has since decided to steer clear. Gerard has said, “I can’t remember drinking. When I stopped, I would look at a beer and think how great it would be. I’d get this pang in my stomach to go back out and have fun”, but ultimately he doesn’t give into the craving.

Kristen Davis, who played Charlotte in Sex and the City, has been teetotal since she was 22 years old. She admitted, “I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don’t drink anymore, because that’s when I thought, you know, I’m gonna end up a car wreck...I got into the acting programme, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn’t doing so well in my classes. I thought, ‘Do you know what? It’s going to be one or the other. I can’t really have both.”

kelly osbourne teetotal Kelly has opened up about her difficulties with alcohol and drugs

It’s no secret that Kelly Osbourne has struggled with addiction in the past, but since 2010 the Fashion Police host has straightened up, “I don’t drink at all. Even a glass of wine at dinner would probably mean me going home, getting s**t-faced and then being on drugs and doing something stupid that I have to spend the next three months apologising for. I don’t like drinking that much as I hate throwing up and the taste of alcohol.”

Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith stopped drinking when she found herself guzzling two bottles of wine while she was just lazing around at home, “I said, ‘Jada, I think we’ve got a problem here’. From that day on I went cold turkey; I haven’t had a drink in eight years.”

We’re impressed these celebs manage to stay strong in what must be a constant face of temptation. Well done, guys.

MORE: Chris Evans talks about Captain America role

MORE: Sarah Ferguson shows off three stone weight loss

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Gerard Butler hasn't found 'the one' 4102912 News

Gerard Butler is still waiting for ''the one''.

The 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor admitted he is ''sadly'' single, explaining while he has ''met a lot of princesses'', he hasn't found someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with yet.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday newspaper, he said: ''I have not met the one princess yet.

''That doesn't mean I have not met a lot of princesses along the way, but not the one and only yet.

''Or maybe I have and she might come back into my life at some point. You should never rule out anything. But am I seeing the one now? The answer, sadly, is no.''

The 44-year-old star also admitted he would love to have children in the future, but conceded building a long-term relationship can be difficult in the acting industry.

He added: ''I do want kids. For now I have four nieces. I often wonder what it would be like to share a movie with my kids.

''It does make me think ... It's harder to be in a relationship in this industry. It's partly my own fault, and partly the nature of the beast.

''It's hard when you are leaving all the time. I'm not in Australia. Who wants to put up with that? But who says life has to be just one relationship? Maybe it's meant to have many short relationships?''

Gerard Butler is still waiting for ''the one''.

The 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor admitted he is ''sadly'' single, explaining while he has ''met a lot of princesses'', he hasn't found someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with yet.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday newspaper, he said: ''I have not met the one princess yet.

''That doesn't mean I have not met a lot of princesses along the way, but not the one and only yet.

''Or maybe I have and she might come back into my life at some point. You should never rule out anything. But am I seeing the one now? The answer, sadly, is no.''

The 44-year-old star also admitted he would love to have children in the future, but conceded building a long-term relationship can be difficult in the acting industry.

He added: ''I do want kids. For now I have four nieces. I often wonder what it would be like to share a movie with my kids.

''It does make me think ... It's harder to be in a relationship in this industry. It's partly my own fault, and partly the nature of the beast.

''It's hard when you are leaving all the time. I'm not in Australia. Who wants to put up with that? But who says life has to be just one relationship? Maybe it's meant to have many short relationships?''

9th March 2014 4102911
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