Lena Headey is being sued for $1.5 million by her former U.K. agency Troika over unpaid commission fees relating to a number of projects including the upcoming film Thor: Love and Thunder.
Troika, which re-branded as YMU in 2020, claims Headey owes the agency at least $500,000 — equivalent to 7% of her fee — for her earnings on the Marvel movie.
Variety can confirm that Headey does not appear in the final cut of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. The film is set for release next week.
Reps for Headey and Marvel did not reply to Variety’s requests for comment by publication time.
According to court documents, Headey joined Troika in 2005 after following her personal rep, Michael Duff, there from his previous agency Lou Carl Associates.
Duff co-founded Troika, which in 2017 merged with the James Grant Group. In 2018 the agency was acquired by a private equity firm and re-branded as YMU.
Duff left Troika/YMU in early 2020 and Headey left the agency in May of that year.
However, Troika/YMU claims that under the terms of their agreement Headey still owes the agency commission fees on a number of projects including “Thor: Love and Thunder”
Well as at least $300,000 on the film “9 Bullets,” in which Headey starred alongside Sam Worthington in a lead role,
And $650,000 for Showtime dramedy series “Rita,” an adaptation of a Danish series of the same name.
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