Gerard Butler and Alexis Louder on Shoot’Em Up Film Copshop [Exclusive Interview]

Gerard Butler in Copshop

Gerard Butler stars as “Bob Viddick” in Joe Carnahan’s COPSHOP, an Open Road Films and Briarcliff Entertainment release. Credit : Kyle Kaplan / Open Road Films / Briarcliff Entertainment

Copshop is a shoot’em up confrontation in a police station. With Gerard Butler, Frank Grill, Alexis Louder, and Toby Huss, audiences know this will be one action-packed showdown.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Tearing through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden Crown Vic, wily con artist Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) hatches a desperate plan to hide out from lethal hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler). He sucker-punches rookie officer Valeria Young (Alexis Louder) to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. Jail can’t protect Murretto for long, and Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. When the arrival of a competing assassin (Toby Huss) ignites all-out mayhem, mounting threats force Viddick to get creative if he wants to finish the job and escape the explosive situation.

The rest of the cast includes Chad L. Coleman, Ryan O’Nan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Robert Walker-Branchaud, Kaiwi Lyman, Christopher Michael Holley, Marshall Cook, and Tracey Bonner. Joe Carnahan directed the movie that was written by Carnahan and Kurt McLeod.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with two of the stars—Gerard Butler and Alexis Louder. They told LRM about the attraction of Copshop with all its actions. As a bonus, we asked Butler if he would ever return to romance movies.

Gerard Butler started acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. Brown, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Tale of the Mummy. In 2000, he starred the horror film Dracula 2000. He played Atilla the Hun in the Atiila miniseries and then appeared in Reign of Fire with Christian Bale, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider—The Cradle of Life with Angelina Jolie. He played Erik in The Phantom of the Opera with Emmy Rossum and then gained worldwide recognition with Zack Snyder’s 300 as King Leonidas. In the 2010s, he voiced Stoick the Vest in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise and portrayed Secret Service Mike Banning in an action thriller with Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen, and the upcoming Night Has Fallen.

Alexis Louder played Lisina in The Originals and appeared in more television series, including The Quad, NCIS: New Orleans, Star, Chicago P.D., and Teenage Bounty Hunters. She played Ruth Williams in the critically acclaimed HBO’s Watchmen. Recently, she appeared as Diablo in Amazon’s The Tomorrow War. She is currently filming the television series The Terminal List as Nicole Deptul.

Copshop is in theaters this Friday, September 17.

Watch the exclusive interview with Gerard Butler and Alexis Louder. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, OpenRoad

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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