Gerard Butler is undoubtedly one of the most popular actors in all of Hollywood, famous for films such as 300 and Den Of Thieves.
However, now it seems Gerard Butler has filed a lawsuit against parent companies Nu Image and Millennium Films — of his 2013 film “Olympus Has Fallen.”
According to a report by Variety, Butler filed a lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming that he is owed at least $10 million in backend compensation from the action film’s profits. It was alleged that that the producers had undervalued domestic and foreign receipts by tens of millions of dollars.
It was claimed that the producers did not report $8 million that went to its own studio executives. It was further stated that there was fraud, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith, and fair dealing and intentional interference with contractual relations and accounting with the film.
“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.
“It appears the Producers’ modus operandi is to hide the profits from Olympus in order to keep those profits for themselves.”
Butler’s lawsuit comes at a time where actors filing lawsuits against filmmakers has become commonplace, with Scarlett Johansson suing Disney for streaming Black Widow