Gerard Butler Catches Waves in ‘Chasing Mavericks’ Trailer — VIDEO

Gerard Butler Chasing Mavericks TrailerA shaggy-haired Gerard Butler hangs 10 in the new trailer for Blue Crush 3 Chasing Mavericks

Chasing Mavericks tells the true story of Jay Moriarty (played by Jonny Weston), a young surfer who becomes know for his attempts to surf Half Moon Bay’s Mavericks, a big wave hotspot in Northern California. In the film, Moriarty tracks down Gerard’s Frosty Hesson, a grizzly surfing legend, to help him train for the epic task ahead. 
The trailer, which features heart-stopping footage of monster waves (which one can imagine will only be more adrenaline-producing on the big screen), positions the movie as a sort of buddy comedy between the more experienced Butler and newcomer Weston. From the snippets of armchair philosophy and poster-slogan advice the characters exchange in the trailer, however, it seems doubtful that the film will be able to transcend the syrupy sweetness of your standard hero-overcoming-adversity tale. 

Chasing Mavericks, which also stars Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, and is directed by Curtis Hanson (8 Mile, In Her Shoes, Wonder Boys), opens in theaters October 26, 2012. 
Celebrity Editor Abbey Stone hails from the fair isle of Martha's Vineyard, a lovely, vaguely dinosaur-shaped spot of land located off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, that is best known for exporting preppy salmon-colored pants. But the bright lights of New York City beckoned, and Abbey was lured away from her coastal haven to attend Barnard College. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and a much less useful minor in Dance. Abbey has been published in Dance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and Popstar! magazine (where she learned more than she ever wanted to know about Justin Bieber). Abbey now lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her days watching stupid Internet videos and reading pretentious books.

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