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13 September 2012 6:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Warner Bros has officially titled its follow-up to 300. The sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book mini-series is now 300: Rise of an Empire. The release date remains Aug 2. The movie, which is shooting in Bulgaria, was titled 300: Battle of Artemisia when it was in its casting stage. Noam Murro is directing Rise of an Empire, which stars Sullivan Stapleton as the Greek general Themistocles, who battles an invading army of Persians under turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro, who also played the part in the 2006 movie).
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Scottish actor Gerard Butler has spent the last three weeks in rehab to address substance abuse issues, according to a U.S. report.
The star allegedly started struggling with pain medication as he battled to recover from injuries he suffered on the set of the 2006 movie 300 and his problems were exacerbated after he was hurt in a surfing accident during filming of his latest project, Of Men and Mavericks.
He checked himself into the Betty Ford clinic in California three weeks ago to address his addiction issues, according to TMZ.com, and is now due to be released.
Butler, 42, has been open about his previous issues with alcohol as he gave up boozing at the age of 27 after realising his habit had spiralled out of control.
He previously said, "It's been years now and it's like it never happened. 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 then I'd remember that I used up that right - that I did a full life worth of drinking between 14 and 27. That I'd done enough drinking for half a dozen people. Now I have no connection with it." »
2 items from 2012
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