Gerard Butler Goes Surfing In “Mavericks”

Gerard Butler (“300”) is tipped to portray Rick “Frosty” Hesson in Curtis Hanson’s upcoming surfing feature “Mavericks” for Walden Media and Lakeshore Entertainment reports Deadline.

The story follows the late Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the iconic Northern California break known as Mavericks, where winter swells bring in treacherous waves the size of five-story buildings.

Moriarity trained for over a year under Hesson, a friendship that transformed both their lives. Moriarity, who died in 2001 in a diving accident in the Maldives, remains an inspiration to surfers around the globe

Kario Salem and Brandon Hooper penned the script while Hanson, Hooper and Jim Meenaghan are producing. Shooting’s expected to kick off in October.