A settlement has been reached for a lawsuit filed against the actor and movie’s director.
Wired PR News – A lawsuit against “The Passion of the Christ” director Mel Gibson has been settled. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), in a notice filed in court Friday, it was requested that a judge cancel a trial that had been scheduled for June 3 for the case due to an agreement being reached.
As noted by the AP, Benedict Fitzgerald sued Gibson as well as a group of film companies for allegedly understating the budget for the movie, which was released in 2004. The lawsuit was seeking a judgment for $10 million, and claimed the screenwriter was told the movie budget would be an estimated $4 to $7 million, but amounted to substantially more.
Details pertaining to the terms of the settlement were reportedly not included in the court filing.