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Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Starring: Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver and Ciaran Hinds as Firmin.
Synopsis: Based on the stage musical. "The Phantom of the Opera" tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.



Butler said Ciaran Hinds who plays the bad guy in "Tomb Raider" didn't realize they'd both be cast in "The Phantom of the Opera" when they started working on the sequel. "I was singing while I was doing 'Tomb Raider,'" Butler recalled. "I was practicing my singing, and Ciaran, he knew nothing about him doing the movie at that point. But he was just listening to me singing, (and said) 'Oh my God, Gerry's trying to be the phantom.' And, (I said) 'No, I am the phantom.' And now he's in the phantom. So, we're going to be working together again."


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