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Gerard Butler Catches Waves in 'Chasing Mavericks' Trailer — VIDEO

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Jul 30, 2012 | 10:33am EDT

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. 
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