Gerard Butler Races Against the End of the World in Greenland, Now on Lionsgate Play


Gerard Butler

In this Gerard Butler starrer, a family navigates through an apocalyptic threat, showcasing the resilience and heroism of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances

How far would you go to protect your family as the world ends? In Greenland, Gerard Butler stars as John Garrity, a structural engineer who finds himself facing the ultimate test of survival as a planet-killing comet speeds towards Earth. He embarks on a perilous journey with his estranged wife (Morena Baccarin) and young son, and as cities around the globe are obliterated one after another, they witness both the darkest and brightest sides of humanity. Faced with societal breakdown and the relentless approach of the comet, their journey becomes a harrowing race against time. The family's desperate quest for safety leads them to a last-minute opportunity for salvation, offering a glimmer of hope in the face of an impending global apocalypse. Greenland is a gripping tale of resilience, love, and the indomitable will to survive against all odds.

On what attracted him to the role, Gerard Butler spoke of how the film focuses on personal stories rather than the apocalyptic background: “Rather than the typical kind of action movie where you're focusing on the bigger thing, the comet, that's almost in the background… I felt like the themes in the movie, that it was incredibly emotional and fraught and it's just this family going through hell… It wasn't your typical hero who's going up there to punch the comet in the face. This is just a simple man and a family. The hero here is almost the family unit themselves. The mother is the hero, the son is the hero. And sometimes heroism is literally just fighting enough to survive. So I really enjoy the subtleties and it took me by surprise.” 

Greenland starts streaming on Lionsgate Play on PLDT Home on April 5, 2024.