?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Brokeback mountain contravercy...

'Brokeback' Actor Says He Was Victim of "Movie Laundering" Randy Quaid has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the producers of Brokeback Mountain, claiming they misled him into believing that the film was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money" so that he would sign on at a low salary figure. Quaid said in the lawsuit that he originally was approached in 2004 by director Ang Lee, who told him, "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film." In fact, he says, the film has proved to be a box-office hit, grossing around $160 million worldwide. Quaid charged in the lawsuit that he was the victim of a "movie laundering" scheme intended to obtain his services as an actor in Brokeback "on economically unfavorable art-film terms."

Sigh i new it had to be coming some time. After all the money it made i figured there had to be some one that would go after them for some of the profit....

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
tully01
Mar. 28th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
Randy Quaid has been around Hollywood how long, and he believed a director? My symapthy levels are minimal...

They say "We don't have any money and can't pay but diddly," you say "That's OK, I'll take a chunk of the box office gross!" But not the net. Never the net....
(Anonymous)
Apr. 1st, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
but the real issue I have
is Randy Quaid gets 7 figures for a movie!?!?! He should be paying them.

Dr Paisley
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Uncle Duke
jimmy_hollaman
Jimmy Hollaman and GUS
Website

Latest Month

April 2018
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by chasethestars