Butler chosen for "Phantom" film


Gerard Butler, who played the titular bloodsucker in Wes Craven’s "Dracula 2000", has been offered the lead role in Joel Schumacher’s "Phantom of the Opera". Butler has not decided whether to take the role because he is fielding other offers, among them Crusader Entertainment’s "The Game of Their Lives." Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway ("The Princess Diaries") and Emmy Rossum ("Passionada") have emerged as the top choices to play "Phantom’s" female lead, Christine, reports the Hollywood Reporter.