Tom Cruise is set to work on the upcoming film One Shot, and the two producers of the film, Don Granger and Gary Levinsohn, are entangled in a nasty "Breach of Contract" lawsuit.
The two producers allegedly strung Kevin Messick, a producer on "Batman Forever" and "The Other Guys," along from the conception of the Lee Childs best seller.
The suit reads, "If defendants had honored the Joint Venture Agreement, Messick is informed and believes and therein alleges that Paramount Pictures would have hired Messick to be a producer of the Picture as well as any sequels, remakes, or derivative works based on the picture."
Messick joined on with the production team in 2005, but around 2010 he says Granger and Levinsohn began excluding him from meetings, but assured him he would be a part of the project. Emails from Messick show his frustration starting to build around 2010.
'I'm getting the message loud and clear that you have no intention of involving me with [the film] am I wrong?' ... On August 13, 2011, Messick alleges that Granger responded to him in an email: 'I will work with you to get you credit on the film,' the complaint alleges Granger wrote. 'Whatever accommodation of fee we discussed was always predicated on if Gary and I received our deal on the film and I made that clear. We are not receiving our deal on the film.'"
Messick is currently suing Granger & Levinsohn for unspecified damages, his producer's fees and the rights to participate in any upcoming sequels.