John Travolta cancelled filming on his new movie after rioting broke out on set.

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The actor was set to shoot part of From Paris With Love – which highlights social problems in French ghettos – in Les Bosquets, a high-rise estate north of the French capital, and jobs as extras and support staff were offered to the residents of the area.

However, before filming could begin violence broke out among the workers, who burnt 10 cars set to feature in the movie.

A spokesman for the movie said: “All 10 of the vehicles set to be used were burnt out and there were threats aimed at crew.

“There’s now no possibility of Mr Travolta or any of the other stars of the film operating in such a dangerous area.

“The scenes we were meant to do here will now be shot elsewhere.”

John, 54, was due to star in the film with The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

It was hoped the movie would help draw attention to France’s lower classes, but filming was only permitted in Les Bosquets on the condition locals were used as extras and meals for the crew were made by local companies.