Gerard Butler goes shirtless in ‘Playing for Keeps’ trailer: too cutesy or not bad?

Last year, Justin Timberlake broke up with Jessica Biel just before she began work on a film called Playing For Keeps in Louisiana. There were claims that Biel was distraught, but she and her (ig)noble publicist decided to fight the good fight and put Jessica “out there” as a fun, happy free spirit who could attract the attention of her costar Gerard Butler. There were numerous reports in People Mag and Us Weekly, all about how Gerard was all over Jessica and he wanted it so bad and she was playing hard to get. Considering Gerard goes the lowest of the low-hanging fruit (Real Housewives, random chicks in Porta-Potties), some of us had a hard time believing that any woman could make Gerard beg for it. Still, Gerard did end up giving Jessica “a ride” so maybe Biel did get a good Butler-ing. Long story short, if they did have a thing, it was brief, because all of her hustling paid off and Justin took her back.

Why did I go into such a convoluted history? Because the first trailer for Playing for Keeps is out, and Jessica and Gerard are playing exes and they just seem… unsuited for each other:

First thing: Gerard looks really good here. I know he’s sleazy and gross and whatever, but I’m just saying… he looks GOOD here. Good hair, great body, and they let him use his real accent, which is great because Gerard really can’t do any other kind of accent. Do I believe that Gerard and Jessica are convincing “exes” with a small, cutesy child together? No. And that’s on Jessica, really. You can put her in “mom clothes” but she just doesn’t pull it off. I have to admit… even though this film looks like it has every cliché in the book (cutesy children, a wedding, obvious love triangle, etc), Gerard seems okay in it. I wish he would stop making such awful movies, but I could actually see this one becoming a modest hit. Am I back in love with The Butler? No. I’m really over him at this point. But I do wish him well – maybe this film will help him get back on track.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Anonny says:

    THAT was Uma Thurman?? (At 2:01)


  2. brin says:

    Awwww…Gerry, where ya been? Never mind, I don’t want to know.

  3. RHONYC says:

    i have a feeling whoever’s bangin’ him just closes her eyes and imagines a rotation of ‘Attila, Dracula 2000 & King Leonides’ to get herself there. lol :lol:

  4. Koko says:

    I agree that Jessica Biel does not seem convincing, she just doesn’t fit the role. Gerard is looking a little less bloated in the face, but he still looks like he needs a shower. It seem like an okay film. I too wish Gerard would steer away from these roles but I think he prefers to be a star more than a credible actor, it’s all about the quantity than the quality for him.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    What RHONYC said. This man is never going to be the hotness that he once was-those days are over.

    And Gerry-please stop contributing to the festering sore on Hollywood’s booty that is the romantic comedy genre.

  6. Anait says:

    “…Jessica and Gerard are playing exes and they just seem… unsuited for each other”
    That’s the reason why they are playing exes, I suppose, because the are unsuited for each other! :)

  7. Turtle Dove says:

    Not even girl crushes for CZJ and Uma could entice me. Looks awful. Pass.

  8. Jamie says:

    Sometimes I look at pictures of him from Phantom of the Opera and then look at pictures of him now and feel sad.

  9. Stacie says:

    This movie looks really good . I do Hate Jessica Biel though but her character in the movie is named Stacie so she wins points . Can’t wait to see it . I do love Gerry still !

  10. grarr says:

    What’s up with the hair? It looks awful.

  11. cubfan34 says:

    Gerry is hooked up with a Romanian model, Madalina Ghenea.

  12. ladybert62 says:

    Gerard – go back to action movies – that is your strong suit.

  13. Havik says:

    Nothing kills a lady-boner faster than rom-coms and a port-a-loo. Sorry Gerry.

  14. Angel says:

    I hate it when movie trailers show you pretty much the whole movie. And this movie looks awful and very predictable.

  15. Lia says:

    The booze is ruining his face. If he goes for plastic surgery, it’ll be even worse. Bla.

  16. Linda says:

    What a waste of my time reading this nastiness. A lot of hate and jealousy in the world