Actress Whoopi Goldberg settled a breach-of-contract lawsuit against her Friday by agreeing to star in an independent movie called "T. Rex" about a policewoman who teams up with a dinosaur.
Details of the settlement, reached in the chambers of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephen Lachs, were not disclosed. But according to a knowledgeable source, the two sides agreed to delay production of the movie until next fall--about a year after what the producer said was the agreed-upon starting date--and an adjustment was made in Goldberg's fee.
The T. Rex production company, headed by producer Richard Abramson, and Goldberg's representatives issued a one-sentence statement saying the parties had "settled their dispute and are going to make the movie."
The lawsuit, filed in March, had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 27.
Abramson filed his lawsuit March 8, just two weeks before a jury ordered actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million to Main Line Pictures for reneging on an oral agreement to appear in "Boxing Helena." Damages in that case--which stunned the entertainment industry--were later reduced to $7.4 million.