Phantom Of The Opera: Gerard Butler, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has been offered the starring role as the man behind the mask in director Joel Schumacher and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical feature The Phantom of the Opera.

Butler has not decided whether to take the role because he is fielding other offers.

Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway and Emmy Rossum have emerged as the top choices to play Phantom's female lead, Christine. Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group is producing the project, which goes into production in October.

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