Has this Lannister not paid his debts, or is he up against Kings Landinglevel deceit?
Thats a question for a Los Angeles court after Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, filed a suit on Friday against former manager Jill Littman over two contracts, Deadline reported.
The contracts inspired heated language in the filing, where they are referred to repeatedly assham documents.
Back when he wasnt such a well-known actor,Coster-Waldau said he and Littman had a verbal agreement wherein he would pay her a standard 10 percent commission on his earnings. However, while Littman was working on the actors visa application which the Danish actor required for U.S. work opportunities Coster-Waldau claims she convinced him to formalize their agreement in writing. He says she led him to believe the contract would have precisely zero legal impact on him.
And so Coster-Waldau signed on the dotted line in 2011, and again in 2014.
Since firing Littman in 2015, though, things have gotten stickier.According to TMZ, Littman stands behind the contractsgranting her commission on Coster-WaldausGame of Thrones earnings through the end of the series, which is reportedly paying him$2.6 million per episode for Seasons 7 and 8.
The actor doesnt think he needs to pay up. Hes currently seeking a declaration that the Sham Documents are not and have never been binding contracts, as well as compensatory and punitive damages for Defendants disloyal and fraudulent conduct.
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