"Kickboxer" crew members finally receive pay after two months filming finished in New Orleans.
It took producers two months to pay crew members who worked on the Jean-Claude Van Damme's "Kickboxer".
Producer Dimitri Logothetis and production accountant Jenna Thornsberry told Variety that all the employees paid as of last week.
Logothetis said the producers, who paid over $500,000 in the late payments, had been surprised by a bridge lender pulling out in December. The failure to pay members of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees provoked a strong response from Mike Miller, president of the union’s motion picture division.
Jean Claude Van Damme
joined the movie after it began filming in New Orleans, replacing Tony Jaa in the Master Chow role. The movie was directed by John Stockwell, and it is expected to film for two more weeks in Thailand this month.
includes “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Alain Moussi (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”).
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