Mike Colter Joins Gerard Butler in The New Action Thriller THE PLANE

Mike Colter (Iron Fist) is set to join Gerard Butler in his upcoming action thriller The Plane. In the film, Butler plays a hero pilot, who ends up in a dangerous situation.

Butler plays Brodie Torrance, who, “after a heroic job of successfully landing his storm-damaged aircraft in hostile territory, finds himself threatened by militant pirates who want to take the  and its passengers hostage. As the world searches for the disappeared aircraft, Brodie must rise to the occasion and keep his passengers safe until help arrives.”

Colter will play a character named Louis Gaspare, “a cool-headed, ex-military man being extradited to Canada on charges of homicide when the plane crash lands on a dangerous remote island.”

The film comes from director Jean-François Richet, who said in a statement, “Mike is an exciting addition to the film. Anyone familiar with his work knows he is a charismatic talent and a formidable force and we’re thrilled to have him board The Plane.”

Charles Cumming, JP Davis and Matt Cook wrote the script, which is based on the book by Cumming, who is a spy novelist. Production is expected to begin later this month in Puerto Rico.