Gerard Butler Sues 'Motor City' Producers for Unpaid Wages
Gerard Butler flashes a smile while arriving solo at LAX Airport on Thursday (February 14) in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old actor recently filed a lawsuit against the producers of the film Motor City, who failed to pay him his $4 million salary plus deferred compensation after the film was scrapped right before production began.
“Seeking to capitalize on Butler‘s hugely popular persona and worldwide recognition, Defendant solicited Butler‘s services as the lead actor in a theatrical motion picture tentatively entitled Motor City,” the lawsuit reads (via The Wrap). “After offering Butler the starring role in the motion picture on a pay-or-play basis, Defendant then used and exploited Butler‘s attachment to the motion picture to pre-sell the distribution rights and raise financing.”
FYI: Pay-or-play means that the producer agrees to pay the actor whether the project is made or not.
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