British actor Craig Fairbrass has filed suit against his Hollywood movie managers over allegations they cost him money for his 2014 action film The Outsider. The Cliffhanger star accepted a $25,000 (£14,726) advance to play a military contractor in the movie, but agreed to defer his $40,000 (£23,529) fee from ZG Entertainment managers Mark and Christine Holder until after the film's March (14) release.
His filmmaking partner, The Outsider writer/director Brian Miller, also opted to defer his $15,000 (£8,824) purchase price for the script and instead allowed ZG Entertainment bosses to option his screenplay for just $1 (£0.59).
Miller also postponed collecting his $50,000 (£29,412) payment for directing the movie, which also starred James Caan, and was promised a cut of the film's proceeds, according to Los Angeles court papers, obtained by editors at Entlawdigest.com.
The director and his star claim they have yet to receive the full funds from the Holders and they're demanding an accounting of ZG Entertainment's funds and all profits from The Outsider. Fairbrass and Miller are also seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud and copyright infringement.
The Cliffhanger star abandoned filming his new movie Hijacked with Vinnie Jones in Singapore to jet back to his native England following the news his mum Maureen, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, had disappeared.
Fairbrass made an appeal to fans to help find his beloved mother, saying, "I am frightened to death. She has no clue who she is, where she is or even what her name is. It is so sad."
The 72 year old was discovered on Saturday (15Oct11) sheltering in a shed near her home in Kent, south-east England.
She was found cold and dehydrated "but essentially safe and well", reports Britain's Sunday Mirror.
Fairbrass, who stars alongside Vinnie Jones in the upcoming thriller, jetted back to the U.K. on Thursday (13Oct11) following the news his mum Maureen, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, had not been seen since Tuesday (11Oct11).
Police are hunting for the frail 72 year old, and Fairbrass has made an emotional appeal in a bid to find his beloved mother, who was last seen shopping near her home in Kent, south-east England.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I am frightened to death. She has no clue who she is, where she is or even what her name is. It is so sad."
A police spokesperson adds, "There are serious concerns for Maureen's welfare."