GERARD BUTLER WAS ALREADY BEAT UP BEFORE FILMING “ANGEL HAS FALLEN”
LONDON (AP) – Gerard Butler believes it’s not a true action movie unless he gets beat up.
That was the case for his new film, “Angel Has Fallen.” Then again, he showed up to the set already beat up.
Butler says he was in a motorbike accident before filming began and he never should have been making a movie. However, he says it was great for his character because in his head he was “so there.”
“Angel Has Fallen” is in theaters today.
JUDGE TOSSES SUIT CLAIMING ‘NIGHTCRAWLER’ MAKERS STOLE IDEA
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a Utah filmmaker who claimed the makers of the movie “Nightcrawler” stole the idea from his movie about a freelance videographer selling footage of wrecks and homicides.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Dee Benson ruled that no reasonable jury would find Richard Dutcher’s 2007 drama “Falling” substantially similar to the 2014 thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal (JIHL’-ihn-hahl).
Benson’s ruling noted that Dutcher’s freelancer is a “generally moral character who demonstrates significant remorse for his stringer behaviors,” while Gyllenhaal’s videographer is a “generally amoral character who does not seem to feel remorse for his actions.”
Dutcher in 2015 sued Bold Films, Open Road Films, NBCUniversal Media and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The screenplay for “Nightcrawler” received an Academy Award nomination.