Gerard Butler (51) wants his fair share of the proceeds! In 2013, the native of Scots appeared for the first time as disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the action flick “Olympus Has Fallen – The World in Danger”. At the box office, the blockbuster grossed around 143 million euros. Two more parts followed in 2016 and 2019 and another sequel is already in production. Now the Briton has filed a lawsuit for fraud against the producers of the box office hit.
As Variety reported that the action hero Millennium Films is said to have withheld ten million dollars, the equivalent of about 8.4 million euros, from the proceeds. Allegedly the filmmakers behind “Olympus Has Fallen” refused to pay the main actor his “fair share” according to the agreement made in advance. So it says in the lawsuit: “The producers have received tens of millions of dollars from Olympus but refuse to give butler a penny […] Pay Profits “. Gerard have made his contribution to the popular franchise without being rewarded accordingly, can be read in the document.
Gerard isn’t the only Hollywood star to recently sued a film studio, however. Just last week it was announced that Scarlett Johansson (36) had accused Disney of breach of contract. The native New Yorker had accused the media group of having published her new Marvel film “Black Widow”, unlike previously discussed, not only in the cinemas, but also at the same time on her streaming portal.
Yes, if his fair share has really been withheld from him.
No, I think he made enough money from the action flick.
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