Gerard Butler & Jessica Biel Have “Continued” Romance After Filming
autor: | September 16th, 2011 | add comment | Playing the Field ,Rumors

“Love Is In The Air,” reads the headline of a Star magazine piece that claims “rumors of Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel hooking up as they filmed their new rom-com, Playing the Field, seem to be true.”

According to what sounds like a fabricated quote from a so-called “insider,” Biel and Butler “were often together once the cameras stopped — sometimes sharing a meal and acting quite romantic.”

(Yeah, no one really talks that way.)

Anyway, the tabloid reports it’s still on between the two co-stars, quoting its “source” as saying, “The two have definitely continued their ‘friendship’ well past filming.”

Two things are important to note here.

One, it was Star that reported back in June that “Jessica would never get into a real relationship with a playboy like Gerard,” and is only hanging out with him to “make Justin [Timberlake] jealous.”


And two, despite this tired rumor re-appearing over and over and over again, Biel and Butler have not been romantic.

A source close to Butler told Gossip Cop they were “simply friends working on a film together,” and a Biel confidante reiterated, “She is not dating Gerry… There is no romance.”

Actually, the only thing in the air is the smell of Star’s bad reporting.


“Playing the Field” Get’s a March 9th, 2012 Release Date!
autor: | June 26th, 2011 | add comment | Film News ,Playing the Field

Great new’s Biel fans! Jesse’s Romantic Comedy, “Playing the Field” has just been given an official release date! It will premier in theaters nation-wide March 9th, 2012! Exciting!

Lionsgate UK takes two from Nu Image
autor: | May 13th, 2011 | add comment | Film News ,Playing the Field

Lionsgate UK has been on the acquisitions trail picking up deals on a number of titles including rom com Playing The Field with Gerard Butler and Simon West’s action thriller Medallion, starring Nicholas Cage, from Nu Image.

Playing the Field (which also stars Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta Jones) and Medallion continue Lionsgate UK’s relationship with Nu Image/Millennium Films after acquiring last year’s Summer blockbuster The Expendables and previously releasing The Mechanic and Bad Lieutenant.

“These are big commercial cast-led movies,” Lionsgate UK Ceo Zygi Kamasa said of the pick-ups of the Nu Image titles. “Simon West did Con Air, Tomb Raider and The Mechanic. It’s a great action heist script. And Playing The Field has a great cast. They’re very big, glossy commercial films. That really fits into the kind of movies we’re trying to do.”

Lionsgate UK has also pre-bought the Iain Softley thriller Trap For Cinderella from Ealing Metro International. An adaptation of Sebastien Japrisot’s novel, it explores the mystery surrounding two women who are trapped inside a beach house at a French resort which is unexpectedly gutted by a suspicious fire.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate UK is to handle the UK release of Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth (sold by Sierra/Affinity in the market.) The film is being written and directed by Jon S. Baird. It is being produced by Ken Marshall through Steel Mill Pictures and executive produced by Will Clarke. (Icon will be distributing the film in Australia).

Congrats on “Playing the Field” getting picked up for US and UK distribution!

FilmDistrict Picks Up “Playing The Field”
autor: | May 12th, 2011 | add comment | Film News ,Playing the Field

EXCLUSIVE: Riding high on the success of its inaugural releases, FilmDistrict has picked up US rights from Nu Image/Millennium Films to Gabriele Muccino’s rom-com Playing The Field, starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel.

Shooting is underway in Louisiana now for an expected spring 2012 release. Butler plays a broke former footballer and playboy who moves back to Virginia to reconnect with his estranged wife and neglected son. He ends up coaching his son’s football team as a host of adoring soccer mums and desperate housewives look on. Uma Thurman, Judy Greer, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones round out the cast.

Butler and Alan Siegel’s Evil Twin Productions is producing in association with Kevin Misher, Jonathan Mostow, Heidi Jo Markel and John Thompson from a screenplay by Robbie Fox. Nu Image/Millennium Films’ Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Avi Lerner serve as executive producers.

“This is as good an independent movie as you can find,” CEO Peter Schlessel said. “It was an easy yes and I don’t say yes to a lot of things. This movie is the perfect example of how we will continue to evolve from an acquisitions point of view as we scour the market for widely appealing commercial product.”

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Jessica Biel on set of “Playing the Field” – April 21st, 2011
autor: | April 22nd, 2011 | add comment | Candids ,Film News ,Gallery Updates ,Playing the Field

The first on-set photos of Jesse on set of “Playing the Field” have been added to the gallery! I love seeing on-set candids, almost more than any other kind of photo! Be sure to check out the photos in the gallery!