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Hannibal Lucre: Hopkins Wants Payday from Merchant

10/17/2007 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anthony Hopkins says his longtime collaborators, Merchant Ivory, still haven't paid him the $750,000 he claims they owe him for their last movie together, and now he's taking the production company to an arbitrator to get it.
Anthony Hopkins
In court papers, obtained by TMZ, Hopkins -- through his trust, Samson, Inc. -- claims that he was promised $750,000 for "The City of Your Final Destination," which was directed by James Ivory and written by his go-to screenwriter, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. But even though shooting wrapped long ago, and he says he was promised payment by January, Hopkins claims he hasn't yet been paid. Hopkins, Ivory, Jhabvala, and the late Ismail Merchant all worked together on the Oscar-winning "Howard's End," "Remains of the Day," and "Surviving Picasso."

Neither Merchant Ivory nor Hopkins' lawyer provided comment.

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Only swim in the Ocean    

Ellen Sucks

2527 days ago
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Internet Website Designs    

FUUUUURST beahces! Get your money Hannibal - stand up to the system

2527 days ago
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The Monkey Zone    

Hannibal,,,,,,eat Ellens dog and I WILL PAY YOU ANYTHING YOU WANT.

2527 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Hanibal - eat Monkey Zone and I will send you a nice Chianti with fava beans to go with him.

2527 days ago
5.

MANSLUTPIG    

IT TAKES THE LOTION FROM THE BASKET AND PUTS IT ON IT'S SKIN OR ELSE IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!

2527 days ago
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NOTNICEONE    

Sir Anthony Hopkins ... also a WORLD CLASS ACTOR .... PAY THE MAN!

2527 days ago
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Haha suckers...    

I agree - pay him!

2527 days ago
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Dean Martin    

I liked "The Worlds fastest Indian"

2527 days ago
9.

NOTNICEONE    

OKAY you Hanibal guyz. ... come on ... I AM TALKING ABOUT SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS ..


He has done so many good works .... so many wonderful films ....


PAY THE MAN and let us see more of him before it is too late .... let him be prolific ever more ....

PAY THE MAN ... and be glad he was part of the project .... how many of us have written things we wish he would even consider ...

PAY THE MAN .... from a little house wife that is A HUGE FAN ....

2527 days ago
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Matt Damon    

Matt Damon

2527 days ago

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