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Bruce Willis Countersuits for $8.7 Million

Posted: March 6th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Bruce Willis has filed a countersuit against the producers of "Three Stories About Joan," alleging they falsely claimed they had full financing to produce the project.

The "Joan" producers sued Willis and his production company in Los Angeles for $4 million last Friday, alleging breach of contract on the film, which Willis was to topline and direct. That suit claimed Willis quit as director without notice in violation of his contract.

In the cross-complaint, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Willis seeks $8.7 million in compensatory damages against over 20 parties.

Willis alleges that he had been assured that the producers would provide a commitment letter confirming they had obtained $20 million in financing 30 days before the start of the movie shoot, and that they would deposit Willis' acting fee in escrow at least seven days before lensing was to begin.

Willis further alleges that on the eve of the start of production, financing was not in place and that Willis and many members of the cast and crew had spent more than five weeks working on pre-production at that point.

"Three Stories About Joan" was to be Willis' directorial debut and centers on a young woman at three points in her life and the family tragedies that cause her to lose her grip on reality. Willis was to also star in the film as the father of Belle's character.

Source: Variety


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autiger10 writes:
on March 5th, 2009 at 7:09:35 PM

dont care
whoever writes:
on March 5th, 2009 at 10:59:05 PM

They could sue him for his share of Planet Hollywood. Hmmm, maybe not!

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