John Singleton made Paramount and MTV films a ton of money off of Hustle & Flow, including an Oscar.
He's now suing both of them.
Why? Because part of the deal to let them distribute and make all that money and win that Oscar was that John got $9 million dollars — and the green light on two upcoming projects if they were going to cost less than $3.5 million each.
What he got, instead, was the companies adding unwarranted conditions which pretty much made it impossible to make those two movies.
And because he had that deal, he was passing up lucrative opportunities. So he's suing for a minimum of $20 million.
Sounds like they weren't treating him well at all! We're not sure what kind of sum he should get, but from what we understand it sounds like he's got something here.
We'll keep U updated on how it plays out!
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