Gary Oldman Back to Bad as the Villain in Albert Hughes' 'Motor City'

February 2, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Gary Oldman

This summer, recent Oscar nominee Gary Oldman will fight for Gotham City as Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises, but after that he'll go back to being the bad guy. Heat Vision has word that Oldman will be the villain in Motor City, the new revenge thriller from Albert Hughes. The film follows Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double, Captain America: The First Avenger) as a small-time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves, played by Amber Heard (Drive Angry). Meanwhile, Oldman plays the kingpin-type criminal who has the woman under his grasp.

This should be a good reunion as Oldman worked with Hughes and his brother Allen on the film The Book of Eli, another film with the actor was the bad guy. As we've pointed out before, the script is well known around Hollywood for containing only one line of dialogue, but it's not clear if that staple trait has made it this far into development on the film. It might seem like a waste to have talent like this and no dialogue, but the acting job, not to mention keeping the audience hooked, would be quite an enticing challenge if that's the case. The film is slated to start shooting in Berlin this April.

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Always glad to hear Oldman back as a villain as he makes a great one. I am not sure if the film will be a winner, but Oldman will make it that much better.

DAVIDPD on Feb 2, 2012


cool story bro

capncapn on Feb 2, 2012


Oldman as the villain is always a good news. He was awesome in The Professional.

Truong18 on Feb 2, 2012


Oldman doesn't need dialogue to be amazing. He can definitely pull it off. I love when he's the villain. Book of Eli was great. And of course when he played Drexl.

grimjob on Feb 2, 2012


I hope they film this all in Detroit....

jah p on Feb 2, 2012


very good news. his role in True Romance was around 7 minutes and is priceless! Hell, even Fifth Element was awesome. The nuttier, the better.

Phantomrockcity on Feb 2, 2012

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