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Gerard Butler To Play 'Perverse Leprechaun' In Peter Farrelly Sketch Comedy:
'It's very funny. It's insane,' actor says at premiere of 'Bounty Hunter.'
By Eric Ditzian (@ericditzian) , with reporting by Lindsay S
"I play the most perverse, disturbing, disgusting, foul-mouthed leprechaun you could ever imagine," he said. "I've been kidnapped by Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott so they can get their pot of gold. They don't really quite realize what they've bargained for. They land themselves in a bit of trouble."
It gets better still. To fit into the shoes of a wee leprechaun, the famously buff star of "300" and "Gamer" will be swapping out his body for that of another actor for some CGI-assisted comedy.
"It's funny because we're using that technology from 'Benjamin Button' — what's the politically correct term? A little person? — and they're going to put my head onto the little person," Butler said. "It's very funny. It's insane."
Wait, are you messing with us? Is this a St. Patrick's Day prank or something?
"It's for real," the Scottish-born actor assured us. "You have to see it to believe it."