And its all Tommy Lee Jones' fault.
No, no. He deserve what was coming to him. Fair is fair.
Awhile back, Tommy Lee sued all the suits associated with the acclaimed film No Country for Old Men, including its studio, Paramount Pictures, claiming he was owed over $10 million for the movie. In the end, the studio coughed up $15 million, but now, an investor in the movie is suing the studio for the reason. They too feel like they were short-changed by Paramount. Difference is, Paramount is paying them off - they're taking them to trial!
Marathon Funding sued the studio last year over this matter and the dueling sides have been in litigation ever since. Marathon claims its arrangement with Paramount Vantage entitled it to 25% of "net distribution revenue" from movie and they sued after noticing an unusual $3.75 mil deduction in a profit statement, which ended up being a result of the $15 million payout to Tommy.
A judge ruled in favor of sending the matter to trial and the case should begin before the year is out.
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