'The Ugly Truth' star will be seen playing a soccer player in the movie. The movie has hired Eli Richbourg as the screenwriter but it is still looking for a right director to serve behind the lens, reported Ace showbiz. Apart from Butler no other actor has been tapped to join the ensemble cast.
The film will begin filming next year in Europe. Butler is cast as Nikolai Trusevich in the movie. His character is an all-star goalkeeper who "served as a cornerstone and leader for his team."
He later became an inspiration for the entire battered city of Kiev in Ukraine. The movie is based on the story behind a soccer game that took place between an occupied Ukrainian soccer team and their Nazi captors during the World War II era.