Officials say that a John Travolta movie has suspended filming in one of the Paris area's toughest housing projects after 10 cars to be used in the movie were burned.

Filming of the action movie "From Paris With Love" was supposed to start this week but local officials and the production company say it was put on hold because the cars were burned by unknown suspects early Monday.

Cars are regularly burned in French housing projects, most famously during rioting that raged for three weeks in 2005 in poor neighborhoods across the country.

The mayor's office of Montfermeil, where the housing project is located, says 90 residents were to serve as extras. The Europacorp production company says only that filming of the housing project scenes is suspended pending a review.