'Hustle And Flow' Producer Sues Paramount For $20M

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Filmmaker John Singleton on Wednesday sued Paramount Pictures Corp. for $20 million, claiming the studio reneged on a deal to finance two of his future films as part of its acquisition of the movie “Hustle And Flow” in 2005.

The lawsuit alleges in California court that Singleton accepted Paramount's $9 million offer for the rights to distribute “Hustle And Flow,” even though he had higher offers in the bidding war that erupted after the film's Sundance debut, because of the company's pledge to finance and distribute...
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