Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Vin Diesel is being sued by a former business associate who claims he owed him a cut of the actor’s upcoming film “xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage”.
George Zakk, who once ran Diesel’s production company One Race Films, has claimed in court documents that his original deal with the actor entitles him to between $250,000 to $275,000, plus a producer’s credit on each of his films, reports tmz.com.
However, the film producer has not been involved with the company since 2007.
The deal stood for films such as “Chronicles of Riddick”, “The Pacifier” and the original “xXx”.
But despite not working for Diesel in almost a decade, Zakk insists the agreement still entitles him to the same amount from “xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage”, set for release next year.
The video production company was set up by Diesel in 1995 and was run by Zakk for 12 years until his departure.
The company has credits in the last four “Fast & Furious” films and in “Fast 8” when it is released in 2017.