By Lomi Kriel - Express-News
Attorneys for the 61-year-old Jones, who portrayed the character of Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in the film based on the acclaimed Cormac McCarthy novel, filed the suit Thursday in Bexar County District Court against Paramount Pictures Corporation and its subsidiary, N.M. Classics, Inc., a Netherlands-based corporation.
Attorneys for Paramount did not immediately return calls on Friday.
In the lawsuit, Jones claims he signed a contract with N.M. Classics on April 3, 2006, agreeing to act in the film, as well as to provide "additional related services" for the movie's promotion. In exchange, the lawsuit says the company promised to pay Jones a fixed "up-front" fee and, depending upon the film's financial success, "significant box-office bonuses and 'back-end' compensation."
Overall, the lawsuit contends, Jones has been deprived of more than $10 million. In the suit, Jones requests an auditor be appointed to review the company's books and records and determine how much he is actually owed.