Gerard Butler has boarded Lakeshore Entertainment's diamond-heist thriller Brilliant. The project has reunited the actor with Robert Luketic, who previously worked together on The Ugly Truth.

Writer Gillian Gorfil wrote the script that follows a group of seasoned thieves who recruit a small-time criminal as they prepare for the biggest diamond heist of all time.

The actor replaced Eric Bana, who was circling the project back in September. Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are producing with the write.

The studio is trying to confirm a female lead before the project begins production this May in Boston.