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Brendan Fraser appears to have taken his upcoming role as expert marksman William Tell a little too seriously. A producer on "The Legend of William Tell: 3D" is suing the Canadian actor for allegedly physically attacking him -- twice.
According to TMZ, Todd Moyer wants $25,000 for the "extreme mental anguish and physical pain" he suffered at the hands of the "Mummy" star.
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Moyer accused an "intoxicated" Fraser of poking him in the chest, pushing and verbally threatening him at a Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis in July 2011. Then, Moyer claimed, the 43-year-old Torontonian screamed threats and hit him in the chest "at least 20 times" in January during a meeting in which Moyer refused to hire another producer, Charlotte Huggins (who worked on "Journey to the Center of the Earth" with Fraser back in 2008), for "William Tell."
Moyer's suit comes a few months after Fraser sued Moyer for $3 million for delaying production on the film, about the 14th-century Swiss folk hero who is said to have split an apple atop his son's head with an arrow. Though IMDb lists "William Tell" as being in pre-production, Fraser claimed that it was supposed to start shooting in October 2011 and that its delay has caused him to miss out on other acting opportunities.
Fraser's lawyer, Marty Singer, referred to his client's suit in his response to Moyer's.
"This is a ridiculous and absurd claim by Mr. Moyer," Singer told TMZ. "He's desperately trying to avoid the monies that he guaranteed to pay to Brendan -- more than $2 million -- and has concocted this claim. He recently just put his company into bankruptcy. This is just another desperate attempt by him to avoid paying his debt."