Cannes 2008: Darabont Back Behind Bars

Gerard Butler to star in prison thriller.

by | May 15, 2008 | Comments

Frank Darabont is heading back to prison for a crime thriller that is selling international rights in Cannes this week.

The writer-director, who was previously incarcerated for The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, will shoot Law Abiding Citizen in August from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet).

According to Screen Daily, the story concerns a criminal mastermind who controls a city from the comfort of his prison cell. 300 star Gerard Butler will play the prosecutor who stands in his way.

Law Abiding Citizen is set to shoot in Detroit, with a budget of around $40m.