Matt Dillon Suing Producers of "Crash"
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 09:37:57
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Actor Matt Dillon, who played a racist cop in Crash, is suing the producers of the Oscar-winning drama, saying that he was cheated out of at least $100,000 in profits from the hit drama by executive producer Bob Yari and others. Oi!
Dillon says that in 2006 his company, Matthias Productions, performed an audit and found that the actor was owed a big chunk of money from the film, which was made for under $8 million but grossed about $98 million worldwide. That seems like a fair assessment, right?
Well, when Dillon presented the audit to Yari and others, they "deliberately authorized [the production entity] to apply an incorrect formula for the calculation of [Dillon's] contingent compensation," according to the complaint. This allegedly allowed Yari and crew to falsely increase profits paid to another Crash-related company and cheat Dillon out of his share, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Do you think Dillon has a legal leg to stand on?