Kevin Costner has taken legal action against a film production company he claims to have broken an oral agreement to pay him $8m. In his suit, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, the actor alleges Ascendant Pictures has in December 2004 promised him the money to star in the romantic comedy titled "Taming Ben Taylor."
However, the film was never made and Ascendant Pictures has made no comment concerning the matter. Instead the Beverly Hills company then pulled out of the agreement in June. Thus, Costner is seeking the salary he claims he is owed plus the reimbursement of legal fees.