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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Randy Quaid sues over Brokeback

Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.' TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as "a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money." Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million. Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee told Quaid: "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film." The suit does not specifically state how much Quaid made, but it does claim that the defendants "were engaged in a 'movie laundering' scheme designed to obtain the services of talent such as Randy Quaid on economically unfavorable art film terms..." The suit asks for $10 million in damages as well as punitive damages. It also seeks "restitution for all ill-gotten gains." [TMZ]


  • At 3/24/2006 03:17:00 AM, Blogger Floh said…

    In this case, it sounds like Quaid has a point!

  • At 3/24/2006 04:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He couldn't have played the role. He's straight. Just look at the way he fails to shave and holds a beer with casual affection


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