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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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