Dances with Wolves actor claims that Ascendant
Pictures owes him $8 million for his work on the
romantic comedy Taming Ben Taylor, about an ageing
divorcee who refuses to sell his vineyard to make
way for a golf course development.
The suit states that Costner "duly performed all
obligations under the agreement in all material
respects, except those obligations plaintiff was
prevented or excused from performing."
Ascendant Pictures was set up in March 2002 and has
produced or financed 16 major films, including this
year's comedy Upside of Anger which also stars