Scottish actor Gerard Butler poses during a photo call as he promotes his new movie Law Abiding Citizen in Berlin November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Gerard Butler, currently in theaters with the surprise hit Law Abiding Citizen, will join Ralph Fiennes in a contemporary version of Shakespeare's political and family drama Coriolanus.

The project marks Fiennes' directing debut.

Butler will play Tullus Aufidius, commander of the Volscian army from Shakespeare's play. He joins a cast that also includes William Hurt, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave. Shooting is set to begin in Serbia in March.

The violent vengeance drama Law Abiding Citizen, co-starring Jamie Foxx, has earned about $52 million after three weekends.