Gerard Butler is an Egyptian in trailer for upcoming film

The upcoming 2016 movie stars Gerard Butler as an Egyptian god of darkness, Set, who takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. Watch trailer.

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Lionsgate has shared the first trailer for the upcoming American fantasy film "Gods of Egypt."

Directed by Alex Proyas, the upcoming film stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton, and Geoffrey Rush.

The upcoming 2016 movie stars Butler as an Egyptian god of darkness, Set, who takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire.

The Egyptian god of darkness Set takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. A mortal hero, Bek, allies with the Egyptian god Horus in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love.

Set for a February 26, 2015 release, the movie has received backlash for the predominantly white cast.

In March 2014, Daily Life‍ '​s Ruby Hamad described casting practice of white actors as Egyptian characters as "Hollywood whitewashing".

Also in 2014, the biblical epic movie "Exodus : Gods and Kings" received similar backlash for having a white cast.

Watch trailer;

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