Gerard Butler is the latest person in talks to star in the male lead role in Albert Hughes’ “Motor City” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle reports Variety.
The story follows a small-time hood framed and sent to prison by a drug trafficker, only to relentlessly exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves. Gary Oldman and Amber Heard have already been cast.
Dominic Cooper was previously cast but had to depart due to a scheduling conflict with “Cities”. Earlier this month Jake Gyllenhaal was attached then bowed out a day later, also citing scheduling conflicts.
Shooting aims to kick off in June.