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Gerard Butler Revenge Thriller 'Motor City' Suffers Engine Failure

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 2, 2012 10:00 AM
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According to Deadline, "Motor City," the revenge thriller from solo Hughes brother Albert Hughes that was originally set to star Dominic Cooper… Then Jake Gyllenhaal… Then Gerard Butler… Has been shut down for good, with the cast being sent home over the weekend. We're pretty sure that this movie accidentally ran over a young gypsy while on vacation in Europe because this shit seems cursed.

Gary Oldman & Amber Heard Exit Albert Hughes' 'Motor City'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 11, 2012 9:43 AM
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Albert Hughes just can't catch a break with casting for his latest effort, "Motor City." After a lengthy search for a male lead that saw names like Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Renner all linked before Gerard Butler jumped on board, the project has now hit another wall, losing its villain and female lead.

Gary Oldman Returns To Villain Duties, Will Menace Dominic Cooper In Albert Hughes' 'Motor City'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 1, 2012 8:23 PM
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Why?

Chris Evans Might Take A Trip To 'Motor City' With Albert Hughes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 7:44 AM
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So let's clear up a bit of confusion. Yesterday it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was bailing on David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook" due to a scheduling conflict that Deadline speculated might be Allen Hughes' "Broken City." That still may be the case, but another Hughes brother is prepping a different 'City' movie.

Albert Hughes Sees The Writing On The Wall, Bails On 'Akira'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 7:39 AM
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Studio Keeping Film On The Fast Track, Going Back To Young Actors To Fill The Roles Of Kaneda & TetsuoSometimes a pipe is a pipe, and in the case of Warner Bros. "Akira," a messy production is just that. After failing to land Keanu Reeves and with the top shelf blockbuster still sputtering to get started, Deadline reports that Albert Hughes has left "Akira" with the good ol' vague catchall of "creative differences" being cited as the reason.

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