Gerard Butler has inked a deal to join Dynamo, a true story based on Andy Dougan's novel Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kiev.

The novel is set in Kiev, Ukraine during World War II. The story follows a landmark soccer game between the Ukrainian soccer team and the Nazis. Gerard Butler is starring as the Ukrainian goalie, who inspired the Ukranian city in their dark hour. The match is still remembered to the country as The Death Match. Eli Richbourg adapted the screenplay.

Riviera Pictures, Beau Flynn and Jeremy Garelick are producing. They are still searching for a director for the project.

Production will begin in Europe in 2013.