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Gerard Butler's 'Motor City' Shuts Down Production

Gerard Butler's 'Motor City' Shuts Down Production

Bad news for Gerard Butler fans – his upcoming film Motor City has shut down production before filming even started on the flick.

“Faced with the realities of a very short post-production schedule and complicated visual and special effects, the producers have decided to push back production on Albert HughesMotor City,” a spokesperson for the film told Deadline. “The circumstances surrounding this project made it impossible to meet the firm March 31st delivery date without compromising the quality of the film.”

Motor City had been in pre-production before the producers sent the crew packing after learning that Warner Bros. release date for the film would allow only 12 weeks of post-production, which was not feasible. The producers reportedly hope to go forward with the film in the future.

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1,118 Responses to “Gerard Butler's 'Motor City' Shuts Down Production”

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  1. 1
    yuri Says:


  2. 2
    lmao Says:

    Hahahaha!!! OMG the comments on the San Francisco Chronical’s posting of the Gerard Butler/Madalina Ghenea story are flippin’ hilarious! The top one is so funny. Yeah one doesn’t necessarily think of the UAE as being a big market for razors. lmao.
    iScrubpine 1:17 PM on September 1, 2012
    Yeah, Dubai is always the first locale that springs to mind when I think about “clean shaven”…
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    LizardofOz 11:53 PM on August 31, 2012
    She’s got such a long neck her head looks as though it’s impaled.
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    unstabler 11:37 AM on September 1, 2012
    You’re right, that thing’s crazy. Makes you wonder if E.T. is her dad or something
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    Baily 5:20 PM on August 31, 2012
    Somewhere Madalina Ghenea is pouring herself a drink and screaming “FINALLY! I’ve been publicly posting things on my Facebook page letting people know that I’m with Gerard Butler since May and the tabloids have FINALLY noticed! It sure didn’t take this long with Leo DiCaprio last summer or with Adrien Brody this past fall!”
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    Redbull 4:18 PM on August 31, 2012
    Maybe they can compare notes on shaving around the Adam’s apple without getting that pesky razor burn.
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    unstabler 4:11 PM on August 31, 2012
    She looks really impatient.
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    saywut 2:09 PM on August 31, 2012
    Very funny, DI. You’re a real crack-up.
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  3. 3
    Irma Says:

    I’m glad that the production of MC is closed! Waste of time and money!

  4. 4
    Best in Show Says:

    I think this comment is the best one yet:
    “Madalina Ghenea should totally get an endorsement deal with eHarmony for a special division hooking up models with actors at Cannes. Last summer she was with Leo DiCaprio after getting with him at 2011 Cannes. This summer she’s with Gerard Butler after getting with him at 2012 Cannes. Dude the girl’s got skillzzzzz. Special millionaire-to-model division of Match dot com — hit her up yo!”

  5. 5
    sunny Says:

    @Best in Show
    Everyone predicted that if the GB/MG thing went public, they would be a laughing stock. Well, it sure happened, didn’t it?!

  6. 6
    sad Says:

    The Gerard Butler female fans are the most annoying and embarrassing human species.

  7. 7
    Riddle me this Says:


    If you’re a female fan, then you must be annoying and embarassing.
    If you’re a male fan, you’re annoying and embarassing.
    If you’re not a fan, why are you posting here?

  8. 8
    CeliaD Says:

    Why are Gerard Butler and his girlfriend laughing stocks?

  9. 9
    dumb fan'addicts Says:

    Am I missing something?
    So what if Butler is dating a model?
    So what if she is in a commercial or movie with him?
    So what if she has dated some friends of his?
    Hardly newsworthy in Hollywood.
    Why does this bother you so much?
    There is no scandal or epic career fail here.
    His personal life and his girlfrind HAVE NOTHING TO DO with Motor City being pulled.
    Obviously, reading comprehension is not one of your strong suits.

    I have never read such fabricated garbage. Spun, twisted and spewed here for the sole purpose to hurt Butler or anyone associated with him. You must be so proud of yourselves. What a life goal you are accomplishing!
    Butler is no saint but some posters here are such lowlifes, feeding off human chum.

  10. 10
    Mopopcorn Says:

    I mean, more popcorn! Read next weeks headline news in the Butler Soap opera – will now present hollywood father and daughter kissing Haitian babies.

  11. 11
    T Says:

    @Mopopcorn: LOL! So mean-spirited but sadly hilarious at the same time.

  12. 12
    nicki Says:

    This guy looks like a bum. I don’t see the appeal.

  13. 13
    Creepy Old Man Says:

    What this loser Madalina Ghenea doesn’t realize is that GB can’t get her much more than some spot in a razer as because he’s doesn’t have much to say in H-wood… There are far better and more seroius actors than GB in H-wood.
    @CeliaD : Honey, the reason thery’re laughing stocks is because first of all GB is a has been actor that cares more about getting girls than getting good movie scripts and secondly Madalina Ghenea is a second or third rate lingerie model clinging to him thinking he’s goona get her somewhere in H-wood….Huh, yeah right.

  14. 14
    Serena Says:

    Someone on the previous thread was predicting a PR photo op trip for the two of them to Haiti now that GerBear’s schedule is much lighter. I wouldn’t bet my money against that!
    And someone commenting on the original story in the Daily News is predicting that Madalina will really get GerBear to MARRY her:
    I so badly want to feel badly for Madalina but I have a really hard time believing that Madalina doesn’t know how stuff like this spreads on the net having recently gone through it with Leo and I just can’t believe that she issued a denial of her relationship with GerBear to the media in an interview one week and then posted photos of herself on that bridge in Comrie, Scotland the following week without knowing what she was doing. Plus she knows Romanian tabloids watch her page and run the photos she posts on FB because they’ve been doing it for a long time. I want to pity her so badly but to do that I’d have to believe she didn’t know this would happen and who can really be that naive. Maybe she should be congratulated on a job well done?

  15. 15
    How Sad Says:

    Disgruntled fans and haters. I wonder if their comments on newspaper articles makes them feel any better. It’s a sorry comment on their own lives.

  16. 16
    FYI Says:

    Madalina has left the links up to articles about her and Gerry dating on her Facebook page. She’s loving all this press attention. She also left Toronto’s post up where she says Gerry is Madalina’s boyfriend. She used to delete those kinds of posts, but not anymore. She wants the world to know and she’s not even pretending to be coy anymore.

  17. 17
    @How Sad Says:

    Someone commenting on the Starpulse article is being pretty harsh. The San Fran Chronicle comments are just people being catty. The comments on the NY Daily News post that ran first just summarize what’s been posted on a ton of other sites for the past several months. Maybe people shouldn’t be so interested to comment at all but no one posting on Just Jared is in any position to judge another person on that point – lol.

  18. 18
    CeliaD Says:

    @Creepy Old Man: Really? You know all this how? They look perfectly delightful together and I personally am glad they found each other. You, however, are a nasty piece of work who I’m delighted not to know.

  19. 19
    Let's See Says:

    I don’t understand the movie industry—but with MC why don’t they go ahead and film it then just delay the release date?????? I’m sure that has happened before.

  20. 20
    Let's See Says:

    As far as GB and MG are concerned—I just can’t believe one woman is capable of changing a man like that. People just don’t change when it comes to a lifestyle like he’s had. It not like getting him to pick his towels up off the floor. This is changing something that comes from his deep character. Gerry settle down? I don’t see it.
    Of course he has been able to get away with actions before. Maybe he feels he can hide it from her.

  21. 21
    JMO Says:

    Anyone posting under articles about Gerry on other sites is doing exactly what everyone is doing on JJ ….. posting under articles about Gerard Butler. There’s no difference.
    They’re all either entertainment sections of newspapers or entertainment sites like this one.
    If people are critical of Gerry’s dating choices here, then they will be critical of them under Gerry articles elsewhere, too.
    The news of Gerry dating MG has been pretty isolated on JJ for awhile. Now that word has spread to other sites, opinion will spread with it.
    It’s only on the heavily moderated fan sites that you see Gerard commented on like he’s a saint.
    People posted harsh opinions about Madalina when she was dating Leo, too, and it spread to every site the story showed up on – the plastic surgery, the gold digging, etc. It’s going to happen with Gerry, too, because Madalina is a leopard that hasn’t changed her spots. Opinion of her isn’t likely to be favorable of her now, either.
    If you listen to Madalina, some of the worst stuff is written by members of the public in Romania and it’s been going on for years. It’s because she hasn’t changed her choices or priorities. She is the same and the criticism is the same. If you guys think Gerry fans are the first to publicly call MG out for her lifestyle, that’s laughable. People have been vocal about their criticism in Europe long before she ever met Gerry.
    Myself, I don’t think Madalina cares. She’s like a reality star. Reality stars get mostly negative comments and yet that doesn’t stop them from wanting even more exposure. They don’t care that the opinions are snarky and critical, they only care that you’re talking and posting about them, and bringing them even more attention.
    If Madalina was so worried about public opinion, she wouldn’t be so happy to allow links up on her FB page directing all her followers to read the very places where comment sections are criticizing her.
    If you really want to do something that would p/iss Madalina off, you would ignore her completely and never write another word about her. Now that would upset her. All of this buzz and drama among the fans and public is just feeding her desire for attention and fame. She’s lapping it up like a cat to cream.

  22. 22
    How Sad Says:

    @@How Sad:

    Really? As far as I’m concerned the hateful comments say more about the writers than anything else. If they want to be seen as bitter and jealous then fair enough. If they seek to take their anger out on MG because she’s with GB then it’s a lost cause. It’s a fact. Do they really think that by insulting her it will make a difference or make them feel better? All it will do is cause him to be more protective and take a step that they REALLY won’t like.

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    Verity Says:

    This comes as no shock. Motor City has been a revolving door from day one. I wouldn’t be surprised if they shelve the whole thing.

  24. 24
    butterfly Says:

    Somewhere Madalina Ghenea is pouring herself a drink and screaming “FINALLY! I’ve been publicly posting things on my Facebook page letting people know that I’m with Gerard Butler since May and the tabloids have FINALLY noticed! It sure didn’t take this long with Leo DiCaprio last summer or with Adrien Brody this past fall!”
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    I’m sure now Madalina must be jumping bed to bed..

  25. 25
    CeliaD Says:

    @Let’s See: Never been in love, have ya?

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