A retired FBI agent from the Detroit field office, Paul Lindsay has written several novels. But most recently, under the pseudonym Noah Boyd, he’s begun a series about another ex-FBI agent named Steve Vail. Millenium Films has acquired Boyd’s novel, The Bricklayer (can you guess Vail’s post-feeb occupation?), and Gerard Butler will play the Chicago tradesman. Butler fans are excited to see him any way*, but especially in a less-comedic tough guy role. He might need to rediscover his 300 biceps for the part, but he’s not looking too far gone here.
*Combine this man candy with our top cops of romantic suspense, and it’s an unusually wicked Wednesday around here. Perhaps it’s the corrupting influence of HeroesandHeartbreakers.com going all black-and-blue. However, like Hannibal Lecter, we always find brains extremely appealing, too.