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Bello and Butler Join Brosnan for 'Butterfly'

Maria Bello and Gerard Butler have signed on to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the indie thriller "Butterfly on a Wheel."

Directed by Mike Barker ("Best Laid Plans"), the film is produced by Irish Dreamtime, Infinity Features and Icon Prods.

The story revolves around a happily married couple (Bello and Butler) living in the suburbs whose life unravels when their 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped. Brosnan will play the kidnapper. William Morrissey penned the screenplay.

Filming is set to begin in March in Vancouver.

Icon Entertainment International owns worldwide rights, excluding Canada, where the film will be distributed by Brad Pelman's Maple Pictures. CAA's John Ptak is handling the sale of U.S. rights. William Vince, Dave Valleau, Beau St. Clair and Morrissey are serving as producers.

Bello, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "A History of Violence," next appears in Oliver Stone's untitled World Trade Center film for Paramount Pictures.

She is repped by CAA, Carrabino Management and attorney Robert Myman.

Butler's credits include "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." He is repped by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment.

Tatiana Siegel writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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