Gerard Butler is suing for the earnings of Olympus has fallen. The action thriller was released in 2013. It was directed by Antoine Fuqua (Best of Brooklyn) and written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who also wrote The Expendables 3 together. The story is told from the perspective of Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Butler). When the White House enters a total lockdown after an assault from a North Korean terrorist attack, it must do everything possible to save the life of US President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart).
Olympus has fallen is the first installment of what would become known as the Has fallen franchise. The sequels are titled London has fallen Y Angel has fallen, which were released in 2016 and 2019, respectively. The plan is for the series to continue over the course of three more feature films. Night has fallen is the title of the next installment, although a release date has not been announced.
THR reported today that Butler has filed a lawsuit to sue Nu Image, Millennium Media and Our Father Productions. The actor alleged that they never planned to pay him the net earnings owed to him for Olympus has fallen. While the film has grossed a total of about $ 170 million globally, he said he has not been paid a penny of that profit. He said that the film’s producers are in the middle of a fight with the DGA over the payment of pensions and that Nu Image and Millennium are removing waste that has not been paid.
Butler is a highly sought after actor, especially in the action and thriller genres. While he began acting in the late 1990s, he is most recognized for his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder. 300 launched in 2007. While the Has fallen The films have not been well received by critics, the trilogy has propped up around $ 523 million so far, with profits made on each respective installment. Butler acknowledges that this is a successful series and intends to capitalize on that by pursuing this lawsuit.
The action star isn’t the only Hollywood actor suing for expected earnings this week. Scarlett Johansson shook the industry by suing Disney over Black widow which will premiere on Disney + and in theaters. While these are vastly different cases, the industry has been changing, which could ultimately result in many more lawsuits coming to fruition in the near future across the Hollywood landscape. While less is known about the nitty-gritty of this particular lawsuit, it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. If what Gerard says is about the earnings of Olympus has fallen it is found to be true, then hopefully you have been paid the share you deserve.
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