Adrien Brody is in negotiations to play the villain in Motor City for Warner Bros. and director Albert Hughes. The actor replaces Gary Oldman, who was in talks to star back in February before bowing out. Brody doesn’t seems like a natural replacement for Oldman, but hopefully it’ll work.
Gerard Butler is set to star as an ex-con who immediately after his release begins tracking down the men who framed him and sent him to prison. Amber Heard and Mickey Rourke are also attached to star. Gary Oldman is not the first actor to drop out of the project. Dominic Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal were previously attached.
Albert Hughes is directing from a screenplay by Chad St. John. Production is scheduled to begin September 17th in Atlanta. (Source: Variety)