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Michael Madsen Sued for Bailing on Movie

12/15/2010 8:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A Hollywood director thought he had Michael Madsen lined up to do his movie -- on the cheap -- but now the director's suing ...  claiming Madsen took his money and ran.

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According to the lawsuit, Douglas Green claims he had an agreement with Madsen to star in the movie "Vigilante" -- and paid him a cool $20k. But when production got delayed, Green claims Madsen tried to milk him for an additional $20k.

Green says he refused and Madsen never did the movie. He's suing Madsen for breach of contract and asking for his money back -- and more than $100,000 in damages.

A rep for Madsen tells TMZ he plans on filing a counter-suit, claiming he was never paid the balance of the money owed him after the initial $20k.


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JLS    

Who? Never heard of him.

1355 days ago
2.

tazmaniak    

You must be living in a cave.

Anyway, does anyone think it's sad that Madsen has been in movies like Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Donnie Brasco, Sin City and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and now he only commands 20,000 for a film?

1355 days ago
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Real Man    

of course jls is living it a cave "she" is tmz's old biddie resident troll bothering others unless it's first a dumb old junkie hillbilly. scroll back and see, some people got no life & worse no gossip go back to perez old hag

1355 days ago
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Lisa    

This is an easy case to solve. Just return the 20k and everybody goes their way

1355 days ago
5.

Pete    

I believe Michael Madsen. No way he was doing that movie for just $20K. No way.

1355 days ago
6.

who dat    

20K for a movie. Madsen must be on hard times

1355 days ago
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Pat    

I think the $20,000 was an advance the story said... " claiming he was never paid the balance of the money owed him after the initial $20k.".

1355 days ago
8.

nasty pantz    

time to call Quentin! ha eminem has new movie coming out! woo hoo! check out the new track. eminem is back to his old self....finally! http://www.youtube.com/user/BaddBoyBlanco

1354 days ago
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sean    

clowns to the left of me jokers to the right,here I am stuck in the middle with you.

1354 days ago
10.

Who'sThat    

of course jls is living it a cave "she" is tmz's old biddie resident troll bothering others unless it's first a dumb old junkie hillbilly. scroll back and see, some people got no life & worse no gossip go back to perez old hag

Posted at 1:07 AM on Dec 15, 2010 by Real Man

JLS claims to be an attorney with a successful firm and a self-proclaimed intellect...haha..

She loves Charlie, claims Capri is a gold-digger, hates Mel, claims Oksana is a saintly mother of 2 who is unfairly treated...HAHAHA

Her firm is so successful that every time i come here(not too often ) she has a lot of time on her hands to be posting in various stories...she judges without proofs, knows nothing about the law and her motto should be "Guilty without any Proof" and is a complete biased ignoramus...i pity all of her clients to have a fool for an attorney...that is...IF she is a real attorney!!

1354 days ago
11.

dirtyflir    

call quentin... dude! new track from eminems new boxing movie leaked! ahhhh can't wait to see him act again. go shady! song is awesome....em is back to his ol self! http://www.youtube.com/user/BaddBoyBlanco

1354 days ago
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sammi    

So that makes it ok to keep $20,000. Think not. What not being said in this article? Curious to see what happens in this case.

1354 days ago
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Daniel Storm    

I was just reading your story on Michael Madsen and the move "Vigilante" and I wondered if it was the same film that I saw a huge banner for at the corner of Hollywood and Franklin. Sure enough it is! http://www.thevigilantemovie.com No wonder Madsen dropped out! Check out the trailer and also notice how few people have "LIKED" the film on FACEBOOK. This movie looks ridiculously low budget and bad and I can't believe they even had $20K to pay Madsen. It actually "stars" Joe Estevez, brother of Martin Sheen!

I'll try and take a photo tomorrow of the banner. It's also very bad and hilariously low budget!

1354 days ago
14.

CN    

MM is a creep and cant get movies any longer..NOBODY wants to hire him any more..He is all washed up.2 many problems..BankRUPT

1354 days ago
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