George Zakk filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging breach of an oral contract.
A representative for Diesel, who’s known for “The Fast and the Furious” series, could not be immediately reached.
The suit states the two started a business relationship in 1995 in which Zakk helped Diesel pursue his acting and producing careers. In 2001, they formed a production company called One Race Films, the suit states.
Zakk received a production fee of up to $275,000 for each film in which he assisted Diesel, including “xXx” in 2002, the suit states.
The two ended their business relationship in 2007, but Zakk was still entitled to fees and credits from future films that the plaintiff helped develop on behalf of Diesel while running One Race Films, according to the lawsuit.
Zakk was paid for his work in the 2013 film “Riddick,” but so far has not been compensated or received a film credit for his work on the “xXx” sequel, which is now in production and will star Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, according to the lawsuit.
— Wire reports
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