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James Caan's Fish Tale

1/13/2009 7:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It may be the first lawsuit that gets optioned for a movie script, and it begins like this....

"Daniel Adams and Fish Weir Filmworks, LLC, like some miscreant characters from the hit television drama 'Las Vegas,' thought they could pull one over on James Caan and get away with it. They were dead wrong. Caan is not one to be hustled or cheated by Hollywood players and he's calling their bluff."

That crazy legal pit bull Marty Singer is at it again. He's filed suit on behalf of James Caan, alleging the actor is owed more than a mil for a starring role in "The Lightkeepers."

The lawsuit, filed today L.A. County Superior Court, claims Caan inked a $2 million deal to shoot the movie in August, 2008.

Caan claims Daniel Adams and Fish Weir Filmworks, LLC (aka, the defendants) wrongfully backed out of the deal.

UPDATE: Glenn Litwak, the attorney representing Fish Weir, issued this statement: "The complaint will be vigorously defended by Fish Weir and Mr. Adams, and they do not intend on paying any nuisance settlement to Mr. Caan."

8 COMMENTS

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1.

willy    

I guess in this Country, now-a-days, a Contract is only valid if you go to Court to sue for performance.

1996 days ago
2.

The Gooze    

James Caan should look in the mirror and discover why he is not a commodity, at least one that people would be willing to pay to see at the box office. The best part of any James Caan movie is "FINIS", just like his career.

2072 days ago
3.

99centz    

cindrella liberty

2072 days ago
4.

Ken    

# 1-- you are an idiot.

No one eff's with Jimmy Caan. All these wannbees who think they are tough can't hold a candle to Jimmy. And this is off-screen! These clowns are going to learn one way or another.They'll be lucky if they only have to pay him what they owe him.

2072 days ago
5.

Santo    

Well, if they ever need a new Two-Face in a Batman Movie, Jimmy's got that going for him. Yeesh, bad picture.

2072 days ago
6.

Observer    

Don't mess with Caan, man.

2072 days ago
7.

roger    

Don't mess with "Big" Ed Deline

2071 days ago
8.

SkankTosser    

"James Caan Syndrome" is a disease where some punk bitch weakling actor plays a couple of toughguy roles and begins to believe that he is actually able to fight and deserve respect.
Of course the reality is quite different, as in Caan would cry like a little girl and run away from any real hard guy.
And who wants to see his dried up old ass anyway? He hasn't done a decent role since 1972.

2071 days ago

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