Ving Rhames claims he was stiffed by the producer of a movie he just filmed -- but luckily for him, a ball gag and a gimp had nothing to do with it.
Ving claims in a new lawsuit that he was promised $200,000 for six days of work on the movie "Red Canvas" -- but was only paid $175,000.
In the lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Ving claims a "stop payment" was put on the final $25,000 check.
Ving claims the movie's writer/director/producer Kenneth Chamitoff promised he'd get the dough by January 25 .... but nothing.
Ving is suing Kenneth and Red Canvas Productions for the $25,000 plus $200,000 for fraud and breach of contract.