Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tommy Lee Jones Files Lawsuit Over No County For Old Men

Tommy Lee Jones is suing Paramount the makers of his 2007 film No Country For Old Men for over $10 million.

The actor's lawsuit, filed against Paramount Pictures, alleges that he was promised "significant" bonuses depending on the success of the movie which he has not yet received.

Jones, who played Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the critically-acclaimed picture, has also claimed that he had expenses wrongly deducted and that known errors in his contract were never rectified.

His publicist Jennifer Allen refused to comment any further on the suit, explaining: "The paperwork stands for itself."

No Country For Old Men, based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy, took $160 million at the box office last year. It went on to pick up four Academy Awards, including the prize for Best Picture.