Chris Pine Sued By His Former Agents
This Means War actor Chris
Pine’s former talent agents want him to show them the money – he is being sued
by SDB Partners, who allege that they're owed millions of dollars in
Chris got his first acting
roles in 2003, in episodes of hit TV series ER and CSI: Miami, but it wasn't
until 2009 that he hit the big league after playing Captain Kirk in director
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek remake.
Bosses at SDB Partners
claim that Pine dumped his reps in November 2011, via email, after allegedly
ignoring demands to pay the agents their 10 per cent commission for Star Trek
and other projects they claim they helped him land during their nine-year
In court documents, filed
on 14 February and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the company's lawyers
state: "Through this lawsuit, SDB seeks to not only recover its
commissions on millions of dollars that Pine has already earned, but also the
millions of dollars that Pine will continue to earn as a result of SDB's prior hard
work and dedication to Pine's career."
The legal papers also reveal the
steady rise of Pine's salary in recent films - he reportedly earned $3 million for
2010 action thriller Unstoppable; $5 million for This Means
War, and will bank $4 million for the first of three film adaptations of author
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan franchise. That figure will double to $8 million for the
sequel, and rise to $12 million for the third installment.
With those steadily rising figures, we see why the talent agency
wants what they claim is their share.