Tommy Lee Jones Claims Paramount Owes Him $10 Million Bag of Loot from 'No Country'
Jones, who played Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the Coen brothers film, which took home the best picture prize for the Paramount Vantage/Miramax co-production in February, says in the lawsuit that he received a lesser up-front fee in return for "significant box-office bonuses and 'back-end' compensation."
His contract entitled him to the same treatment as Scott Rudin, the movie's producer, and Joel and Ethan Coen, the directors, producers and screenplay writers. Jones says he's owed money based on reports of the film's revenues and also contends that the producers mistakenly made expense deductions.
The film has grossed more than $160 million.
2014 Emmy Awards
- Failure, Alarms & After Parties: Chats with The Posies, Dry the River's Peter Liddle and Ghost Town's Kevin McCullough
- This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana
- Emily Browning: If I Had Gotten That 'Twilight' Role, 'I Would Have Quit' Acting
- This Map Plots Where Your Favorite College Movies Were Filmed
- Sophia Bush Sends Congrats to Pal Aaron Paul For Emmy Win!
- Miles Teller on One-Night Stands: Don't Let Them Borrow Clothes Because 'You Will Not Get That Sh-t Back'
- Jennifer Aniston & Sandra Bullock Mock Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' Finale
- Gerard Butler, Vanessa Hudgens, & Selena Gomez Sing Farewell to Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately'