3:02 pm - 06/12/2012

Amber Heard and Gary Oldman Drop "Motor City"

Variety.com is reporting that Gary Oldman and Amber Heard have left Albert Hughes‘ Motor City.

Gerald Butler is set to star in the film, which is based off the 2009 Black List script by Chad St. John. The film follows “a small time crook who is framed and sent to jail, then goes after those who put him there.” Most notable, however, is that Butler’s character is said to only have one line of dialogue.

For those unfamiliar with the project, it hasn’t exactly had the easiest time finding a cast. Names like Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Renner have all come and gone. With the female lead (Heard) and the villain (Oldman) cast, it looked like things would finally get going. But now that Heard and Oldman have dropped, the project has hit another wall.

Scheduling conflicts was the reason for both actors dropping as Heard is set to shoot Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills and Oldman is gearing up for Robert Luketic‘s Paranoia.

No word yet on who the studio wants to replace Heard and Oldman with but as soon as we hear something we’ll let you know.

Motor City 
"A recently released felon seeks revenge against those who framed him and put him in jail."


Well that's disappointing I wanted to see them in this.
briknowsbest 12th-Jun-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Aw man. Two of my favorite people, I was looking forward to it.
whiskybars 12th-Jun-2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
i'd love to see them working together but gary needs to pick better movies. i'm over watching shitty things just so i can be blessed with his presence.
tankmachine 12th-Jun-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
my cousin was lamenting about her being a lesbian the other day

even though he's been in a relationship for like six years and it's not like he ever had a chance with her anyway bc she's taken too

that's all i have to contribute
carryyourheart 12th-Jun-2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
lol she's not a lesbian
tankmachine 12th-Jun-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
o is she just bi? wikipedia is lying to me then
carryyourheart 12th-Jun-2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
she says she doesn't want to be in any categories, she's open to anyone and she's dated both men and women before
the_landlady 12th-Jun-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Butler’s character is said to only have one line of dialogue

kwikimart 12th-Jun-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
more than he deserves imo
_xxtom 13th-Jun-2012 04:10 am (UTC)
lol mte
squirrels_oh_no 12th-Jun-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
The logline makes it sounds super generic.
robertsbox_xo 12th-Jun-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
bah i would have rather amber done this movie than machete kills which is like guaranteed to bomb.
spacebound09 12th-Jun-2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm OK with it. seriously can't stand Butler
the_velmakelly 12th-Jun-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Isn't this basically the same thing as Law Abiding Citizen, also with Gerard Butler?
loveleaveregret 12th-Jun-2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
I thought that also. It's like a tad bit different but basically the same thing.
spacebound09 12th-Jun-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
someone who has read the script compared it to the Drive
flaca 12th-Jun-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
why does like, rita ora have a tag but amber doesn't? smh
kewlkidv 12th-Jun-2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
wondering this as well
kwikimart 12th-Jun-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
kwikimart 12th-Jun-2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
The only way she'd drop a movie with Gary Oldman because of 'scheduling conflicts' was if she heard Gary had quit and decided to also quit

LIKE who dumps a movie with Gary Oldman because of scheduling conflicts for a film called Machete?

That all being said, I did like the last Machete and some of the political themes.
prophecypro 12th-Jun-2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Unf Amber
snowmoon246 13th-Jun-2012 10:57 am (UTC)
I'll bet this script is awful.
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