Butler plays The Phantom in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, directed by Joel Schumacher. Underneath the Paris Opera House lives a deformed musical virtuoso known as the Phantom. After an up-and-coming opera star breaks his heart, he locks her up in his lair, and it is up her lover Raoul to save her. Costarring Emmy Rossum, Minnie Driver and Patrick Wilson
When I first read the script I instinctively was in touch with this character on so many levels.