Gerard Butler: Playing For Keeps Is 'Not A Typical Romantic Comedy'

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Gerard Butler is starring in the comedy "Playing for Keeps," and the actor says the film's roster of beautiful actresses definitely influenced his decision to sign on.

"To do a movie with the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel was amazing," Gerard told Access Hollywood at the film's premiere in New York City on Wednesday. "And I loved the script, it's really heartwarming and poignant and silly."

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But just because the movie - which also stars Dennis Quaid and Judy Greer -- is "heartwarming," doesn't mean it's your run-of-the-mill chick flick, according to Gerard (who plays a father trying to reconnect with his young son in the film).

"It's not a typical romantic comedy because it's very relatable, very human," he said. "And yet at the same time, what my character's going through is kind of crazy. He's trying to re-adjust to having a son and establishing that bond.

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"Meanwhile, he's being chased around by married woman and single mothers," he continued. "So, it's kind of got it all going on at the same time [and] it's really moving because I'm this boy's hero. And I'm always letting him down and I'm always letting down my ex-wife."

Gerard's gorgeous co-star Jessica Biel agreed, telling Access, "We both put a lot time and our hearts and our energy into this project."

"Playing for Keeps" hits theaters on Friday.

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