Actor Elliot Gould didn't get "Fifty," so he's going for $5.8 million.
Gould has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Tri-Star Pictures seeking $5.8 million in damages over a featured role in "Fifty."The canceled film project was to have been the story of a divorced sportswriter who tries to change his life when he reaches the half-century mark.
The complaint states that Gould had a "pay or play" contract with Tri-Star in 1988, under which he was to get $350,000 for a featured role in "Fifty" and $50,000 of the net profits.
But two weeks before rehearsals were to begin in December, Tri-Star abandoned the project, allegedly because actor Richard Dreyfuss refused to appear in the film, the lawsuit says.