Chris Pine, the actor who played the role of James T. Kirk in the film version of the iconic "Star Trek" television series created by Gene Rodenberry, has reportedly been sued by his former agent, SDB Partners.
The agency said it represented Pine for 9 years but was subsequently fired without the millions of dollars owed to it in commission. SDB Partners, a boutique agency based in Century City, Los Angeles, filed the suit on Tuesday, in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
Pine, who acted in "Star Trek" (2009), can next be seen in "This Means War".
Celebrity gossip Web site, Hollywood Reporter, managed to obtain a copy of the lawsuit. It reported that the fees Pine earned for his roles in movies like "Star Trek", "Unstoppable" (2010) and "This Means War" (2012) added up to $9.5 million.
The agency further claims that it helped nurture Oine's growing cinematic career but was rewarded with an unexplained dismissal.
"He did not even have the courtesy of picking up the telephone to tell SDB that he was ending their relationship of nine years," the agency was quoted as saying.
The 31-year-old actor is, however, busy promoting his new film, "This Means War".