Actor Gerard Butler turns producer with `Slide`

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Gerard Butler is set to play a soccer coach in new movie `Slide`, which he will also produce.

The `300` actor has already agreed to produce sporting film `Slide` but is now in talks to take on the part of a troubled father who tries to win back his son`s affections by coaching his team, a news website reported.

However, his charming personality and handsome looks means he gets a little too involved with the mothers of the younger players.

`Slide` originally started out as a baseball comedy called `Confessions of a Little League Coach` but it has now switched sports.

`Seven Pounds` director Gabriele Muccino is keen to direct the project but is still trying to find room in his busy schedule.

Butler will produce the film through his company Evil Twins and his fellow producers, including Jonathan Mostow, are keen for him to put on his coach`s tracksuit and show off his sporting skills.