Anthony Hopkins sues Merchant Ivory Productions

November 14th, 2007 - 2:27 am ICT by admin  
The film, which was directed by James Ivory and written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, is currently in the post-production stage. Its shooting was finished late last year.

It is the Oscar-winning actor’s trust, Samson Inc., which is seeking arbitration on his behalf.

The actor claims that Merchant Ivory had to deliver him the sum in two parts, as per the agreement between them.

He alleges that the film company has “materially breached” their agreement by failing to give him his dues.

Hopkins claims that the initial payment of 375,000 dollars was to be made in weekly instalments beginning December 29 last year through January 10 this year, and that the second payment of 375,000 dollars was due no later than September 30.

He says that he has “suffered damages in an amount to be proven at trial, but in no event less than $750,000″ for services rendered.

The actor is also seeking accrued interest, payment of attorneys’ fees, and any associated costs of the arbitration.

The representatives for either party were unavailable for comment. (ANI)

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