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Brendan Fraser

Sues Over 'William Tell'

Pay Me My $2 Million!!!

5/9/2012 2:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Brendan Fraser claims the producers behind a new 3D movie about William Tell have screwed him out of more than $2 million in acting fees -- and now, he's suing for every penny ... plus more.

Brendan filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming producer Todd Moyer hired him to act in "The Legend of William Tell: 3D" in early 2011, promising to begin shooting in October of that year.

Brendan claims he fully committed to the schedule -- passing up several other lucrative acting jobs to remain available for the William Tell gig.

But according to the lawsuit, Moyer couldn't stay on schedule due to financing problems -- relegating the William Tell project to development hell. The movie is still listed in pre-production on IMDb.

Brendan says his contract guarantees a payout of $2.25 million whether the film shoots or not -- and now, he wants all that money ... plus additional damages. All told, Brendan wants more than $3 million.

Todd Moyer tells TMZ, "This is the first I have heard of this lawsuit. As we told Mr. Fraser’s reps,  we are ready, willing and able to make the movie for the September 3rd start date. [Producer] Julius Nasso and I have the movie fully financed."

Moyer adds, "Unfortunately, Mr. Fraser does not seem to be interested in making the movie as a 2D film as the producers intend to do. This is not a contractual decision Mr. Fraser has the ability to make."

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16.

KicksandGiggles    

The lawyers will get more than either one of them.

846 days ago
17.

buzz kill    

Funny how he looks like Chiz Bono. Must be the chins.

846 days ago
18.

Throwback kid    

It looks like Father Time paid Brendan Fraser a visit. In the film School Ties he had chisled good looks. Now he looks like a flabby, wrinkled old man. Remember how bald he was before he got that rug?

846 days ago
19.

remy    

he should get steve buscemi, adam sandler and some plastic toy guns and march down to that studio and demand they pay him!

846 days ago
20.

anonymous    

I'm not certain that I want to see Brendan Fraser in 3d. How about Kate Upton?

846 days ago
21.

Mio    

I could trust Brendan Fraser on this matter. UNLIKE John Travolta.

846 days ago
22.

kr    

Actually he's in a few films a year. he has a family. He has money to retire.. he probably DOES have to schedule that time to make sure his family is happy.

846 days ago
23.

Ting    

I feel sorry for him since he will probably spend that much in legal fees unless he wins the case and gets reimbursed for the fees. However, this sort of thing happens all the time in the movie industry - projects fail. Brendan is actually a good actor particularly in God and Monsters directed by Bill Conlon, a real gem of a movie, and in The Quiet American with Michael Caine which although a love story do***ents the very early involvement of the US in the Vietnam War from a political point of view. Brendan also led the very successful The Mummy franchise. I hope he has a comeback. I like him.

845 days ago
24.

grannyj    

Julia Nasso? Isn't that the same guy that Steven Segall had to sue several years ago????

845 days ago
25.

thestupid    

This guy SUCKS! Horrible actor. He should be paying THEM.

845 days ago
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