14 February 2013 2:56 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gerard Butler is suing the producers of scrapped crime drama Motor City.

Butler, who was attached to play the lead role of a small-time crook who sets out for revenge after being framed for a crime, alleges that he was never paid after the film stalled last summer when its backing fell through.

The Wrap reports that he is suing the producers for $5.1 million in damages, alleging breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

The defendants are named as Randall Emmett and George Furla's Emmett/Furla Films, which financed Motor City, and limited liability company Motor City Productions which was established solely for the film.

Joel Silver was also a producer on Motor City while Warner Bros were set to distribute, but neither party is named as a defendant in the suit.

Butler's salary reportedly included a $4 million pay-or-play clause, meaning that »


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