hewontgo (hewontgo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Gerard Butler Sues ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Producers Over Profits

Gerard Butler starred in the 2013 action movie Olympus Has Fallen, has sued the film’s producers in a profits dispute over the original pic. It grossed $170.3 million at the global box office.

His legal team claim he is owed more than $10 million in profits after it ordered an independent audit.

The lawsuit filed claims Butler has seen zero of that total from the film’s producers. The complaint cites fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional interference with contractual relations and accounting, and seeks a jury trial.

“Producers have earned tens of millions of dollars from Olympus, but refuse to pay Butler a penny of the profits promised to him in the parties’ agreement. Producers embarked on a scheme designed to grossly misrepresent the finances of the Film to Butler, so that Butler would believe that no such payments were due. They failed to report the profits of Olympus to the Directors Guild of America’s Producers Pension and Health Plan. It appears the the Producers’ modus operandi is to hide the profits from Olympus in order to keep those profits for themselves,”

Tags: film - action / adventure, gerard butler, legal / lawsuit

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