Robin Williams sues producers for shelved movie

October 20th, 2008 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 19 (IANS) Hollywood actor Robin Williams has filed a $6 million breach of contract lawsuit against the bosses of a production company for allegedly failing to honour a pay agreement over a scrapped movie.The actor signed up to star in a comedy called “A Couple of Dicks”, a film made by Frank and Beans Productions, reports contactmusic.com.

Williams agreed to the project, which was expected to begin shooting after April 15, on condition that he received $6 million in “fixed compensation” whether the film was made or not.

He was also set to cash in if the film proved to be a box office hit, with Williams taking a percentage of profits if the movie grossed over a set amount.

However, Williams was told in March that the film had been shelved and he claims he’s yet to receive his discussed amount from the production company’s parent firm Gold Circle Films.

The actor wants a jury trial and is seeking his $6 million payment in addition to costs and other damages.

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