POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 8:17am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm
The weekend at the box office Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx team up to star in the new crime drama 'Law Abiding Citizen'. When Gerard Butler's family is murdered, Jamie Foxx accepts a plea bargin from the killer which would have the killer serving a minimal sentence. Butler's character, appalled at the outcome then goes on his own avengeful rampage to send the legal system a message.
"Definitely there's an element of revenge on a bigger level when it came to those involved in the legal system, especially with Jamie", Gerard Butler said. "But he has to be made to see what he does, the effect of what he does."
Jamie Foxx plays a district attorney that walks a fuzzy line between good guy and bad guy. "They are both right, but the justice of it all has to win", Jamie Foxx said. "Because we can't have a society of vigilante. But at the same time you would say, if that were me and that were my daughter and my wife, I would do the same thing." Gerard Butler is also the producer of "Law Abiding Citizen". The film is rated R.