Brendan Fraser has filed a lawsuit against the producers of his new movie, William Tell: 3D.
He was supposed to be paid an acting fee of $2.25 million whether the film shot or not.
The original start date of October 2011 came and went and no pay check was received.
So now Brendan is suing the producers for $3 million for his paycheck and additional damages, claiming he turned down several lucrative roles for this movie.
One of the producers, Todd Moyer, said:
"This is the first I have heard of this lawsuit. As we told Mr. Fraser's reps, we are ready, willing and able to make the movie for the September 3rd start date. [Producer] Julius Nasso and I have the movie fully financed.
Unfortunately, Mr. Fraser does not seem to be interested in making the movie as a 2D film as the producers intend to do. This is not a contractual decision Mr. Fraser has the ability to make."
That still doesn't seem to change the fact that he was supposed to be paid whether or not the movie got made and the start date passed over a half year ago.
Guess we'll leave the legal stuff to the lawyers.
Best of luck, Brendan!
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