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'Dark Knight' Director

SUES AGENTS

Over Movie Profits

9/6/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan and his wife just filed a lawsuit -- claiming their former and current agents are clawing at the couple over millions in commissions ... and now, they're asking the court to get them out of the middle.

Nolan and his producing partner wife Emma Thomas filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming Nolan's current agency WME is staking a claim on profits from movies that were initially shepherded by his previous agency CAA.

CAA still claims it's still owed money on the same projects -- so there's a massive conflict ... and Nolan's caught square in the middle.

According to the lawsuit, Nolan and his wife are willing to pay the commissions they owe, but they're asking a court to decide who gets the money -- so they don't pay one agency and get sued by the other.

FYI -- Nolan's lead agent was fired from CAA earlier this year and subsequently signed on with WME.

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Phishie from Philly    

Correction, you mean his wife filed the law suit and Christopher said, "OK"!
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Phishie from Philly

743 days ago
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slunkiinettos    

dizzy mocholos tant4smits&giggles

743 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

At first look I thought it was Bill Murry and Ricki Lake.
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Phishie from Philly

743 days ago
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Rae    

I think the commision should go to whichever agency the agent who brokered the deal is with. CAA should not be able to fire an agent then still collect commisions on deals he brokered. CAA, you kicked your horse out of the race. Deal with it.

743 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

You guys are racist. Stop being jealous because you don't have money. Just because they want to get the money that they think they deserve makes them a Jew? Like saying jew is suppose to make them bad or something. Wow! Talk about ignorance and stupidity all in one. I feel sorry for your momma! WHAT YOU SAY BOUT MY MOMMA
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Phishie from Philly

743 days ago
6.

Poor Leno    

Can i file a lawsuit against Christopher Nolan for not liking "Dark Knight"... snickers

743 days ago
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Spicy mag    

Batman got nuked.

743 days ago
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Reality Checker    

YOU READIN' THIS CHRIS HEMSWORTH?

742 days ago
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Jimmy Russel    

Ah, Hollywood Problems

498 days ago

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