McConaughey, Worthington & Butler Set For 'Thunder Run'

[caption id="attachment_35219" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Getty Images"]Gerard Butler[/caption]

Was there ever a trio of more manly men than this one?

Gerald Butler, Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey have been recruited for the CG 3D Iraq War action movie, "Thunder Run," according to Thompson on Hollywood.

Yeah, you read that right: a "CG 3D Iraq War action movie." Freedom Films is out to make the "first-ever conventional war film made to utilize this revolutionary facial and motion capture technology and state of the art CG and 3D.”

That doesn't sound very "conventional" to us -- a war movie that looks like "The Polar Express?" Freedom Films goes on to describe their new project:

"Thunder Run" is the untold story of the dangerous and bloody capture of Baghdad by American Forces at the onset of the Iraq War. In April 2003, three battalions and fewer than a thousand men launched a violent thrust of tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles into the heart of a city of five million, igniting a three-day blitzkrieg, which military professionals often refer to as a lightning strike, or "thunder run."

In telling the story of the surprise assault on Baghdad -- one of the most decisive battles in recent American combat history -- this movie paints the harrowing picture of the soldiers on the front lines and the realities of modern warfare.

Why the producers feel this needs to be done like it's a Robert Zemeckis movie is beyond us, but it's already managed to score a pretty impressive starting lineup for the cast, so hmm...

"Thunder Run" is based on Davd Zucchino’s novel, "Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad," with "Black Hawk Down" writers Robert Port and Ken Nolan set to adapt the script. The film will be directed by Simon West, who knows a thing or two about gunfire and explosions after helming "Con Air," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "The Mechanic."