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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.

ARE YOU SAD that Gerard Butler’s Motor City shut down production?

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  • lmao

    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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  • Irma

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

  • Best in Show

    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!”

  • sunny

    @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?!

  • sad

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

  • Riddle me this


    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?

  • CeliaD

    Why are Gerard Butler and his girlfriend laughing stocks?

  • dumb fan’addicts

    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.

  • Mopopcorn

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

  • T

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

  • nicki

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

  • Creepy Old Man

    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.

  • Serena

    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?

  • How Sad

    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.

  • FYI

    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.

  • @How Sad

    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.

  • CeliaD

    @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.

  • Let’s See

    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.

  • Let’s See

    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.

  • JMO

    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.

  • How Sad

    @@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.

  • Verity

    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.

  • butterfly

    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..

  • CeliaD

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

  • CeliaD

    @Let’s See: If you read the entire article, you would see that there is a “drop dead” date for release. Obviously, the producers, etc. are not willing to spend millions of dollars and then not be able to give the film the proper post-production it requires within the 12 week period. It makes perfect sense considering the amount of money invested.

  • CeliaD

    @JMO: So you really think Madalina gives one ounce of concern over what disgruntled fans of her boyfriend thinks? So very naive of you.

  • sad

    @Riddle me this: your post makes no sense at all. Looks like you are another airhead, just like all others who like this talentless manho Scottish

  • JMO

    Do you know how to read? I specifically stated that I don’t think she cares what the public thinks. That was half of my argument, how did you miss that?

  • *

    The (Scottish) Sunday Mail have put a photo of MG on the front cover of the paper this morning with: “Gerry – It Ad To Be Her. Hollywood star gets up close with razor promo girl” and then a full page article on page 5.
    It’s not online yet, but probably will be later today.
    The photo of MG on front cover and page 5 is one from Cannes with the blue dress. Other photos are 4 screencaps from the Supermax advert + 1 photo of GB/MG at one of the parties in Cannes.
    No mention of the trip to Scotland, the article states:
    “The pair met on set during the ad for Super-Max SMX4, for which Gerard is rumoured to be getting upto £500,000.”
    General description of the ad then follows, with this at the end: “A representative for Glasgow-born Butler refused to comment.”

  • BarneyLegendary

    nope, that are the twilight fans ;D (like this nutty madam girl)

    and to this news: that’s very sad, because adrien brody was announced to be the villain…

  • casandra

    @JMO: I see you are quite new to this thread..believe me this craziness is going on for months since MG was rumoured to be Gerrys GF.Its no point trying to show those obsessed and jealous fans how far they’ve gone because all you get is thumbs down .Anyone with common sense and logic is negged

  • lolita

    @Simply Me, I left a response to your post at the last thread. I meant what I said that I hope I did not offend you in any way. I am not quite sure what I said that my have offended you but I respect your response.

  • Huh?

    @*: What’s with this fabrication about when they met? It’s off by at least a month or more. I guess it’s to deflect from the casting couch issue, no doubt.

  • CeliaD

    @JMO: sorry

  • 1st amendment

    @casandra: Um you also don’t seem to comprehend what JMO is saying. And JMO gets it better than you.

    Everyone here is posting comments even out right dissertations or novels practically about Gerry pro and con on a comments section of an article so why whine about people posting comments in the comment section of other articles.

    The pro Gerry whatever he does is fine camp wants to control every aspect of his PR but you can’t and you are here so you are supporting inadvertently the negative crowd. If no one posted here the threads would just die.

  • Juicy Lucy

    Let see, if Gerry’s career goes south of the border, perhaps he and little Maddie can get a reality TV show. Better yet, it could air right after Courtney Stodden and Doug Hitchinsons show. Now that’s what I call entertainment.

  • best time slot

    @Juicy Lucy: and put that on after or before Ice T and Coco?

  • Manny

    @best time slot:
    “Gerry does Macarena” … How’s that for a title?

  • best time slot

    I love it!

    Watch the antics of Scottish actor Gerard Butler and his Romanian supermodel/actress as she leaks stories to the tabloids and he sneaks around with other women. Will he find out what she is doing? Will she find out what he is doing? Will they kiss and makeup anyway?. A love story for the millenium!

  • Realist

    Hollywood, lying about when they met and she has him tamed. Well this is looking to be true love..NOT. Business as usual. She’s still a fame ho and he’s still a kitty chaser.

  • Mopopcorn

    On butler Soap recap ” last season , Our leading man, began a steamy affair with a married wanna-be actress/model and runs to rehab after she cries TRUE LOVE and seeks a divorce to be with him. This season, he is secretly hiding out in a southern shack with a leggy wanna-be actress/model from a recent tv ad while secretly hiding out on a movie set with another wanna-be actress from the very same commercial. Will love conquer all for our Adonis and wannabes? Will they play wannabe threesome? Stay tuned.”

  • just a thought

    Let he without sin be the first one to write a negative or positive for that matter response.

  • Irma

    @just a thought:
    He will not do it! He’s a coward and too fond of himself! LOL!

  • FYI


    Wait and see. You misjudge him.

  • rachel

    I’m not sure he makes enough money to support her.

  • Whatshedonenow

    By the end of the year GB’s will be really excited about his new project. Exspendables 3. All star cast and the pay check is good. It will open up a whole new career for him in the straight to DVD market. And if he’s lucky and behaves himself, he might get a small but strong supporting role in Sherlock Holmes 3. All good money ehhh. GB leading man days in high profile movies are well and truly over.

  • best time slot

    @just a thought: oh come on life would be too boring if we were all righteous and perfect, the subject of the conversation isn’t the least bit inclined to be righteous or perfect either. Take the pickle out of your derrierre or hang out at a fansite, advice posted at JJ for the 6969th time.

  • Anon

    Now that the relationship is known, he will have to take her to the premier for PFK or he’ll look like a douche (I mean, which actor doesn’t take his/her partner to their film premier). And it will be the first he has publicly appeared with since Bianca. Just a thought.

  • Juicy Lucy

    I think MG will expect no less than to be taken to the premieres of CM and PFK. She’s done a darn good job of making fans aware that she is his GF and now that other media outlets are aware of it, Gerry has no choice.


    In doing so, Gerry is opening himself up for more tabloid fodder, not to mention being the butt of every late night comediens jokes. I’m sure his peers are already laughing. Gerry is now and forever a D list actor shagging a 3rd tier lingerie model who is under the allusion that Gerry is more powerful in HW than he really is.