KEVIN Costner is suing the producers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves for allegedly cutting him out of his share of the film’s profits since 2010.

The 1991 movie was a box-office hit, grossing $25m (£16m) in its opening weekend.

In court papers filed in the US on Tuesday, Costner alleges that Morgan Creek Productions have “concealed” payments over the last two years.

The 57-year-old actor is seeking unspecified damages from the company.

According to Costner’s legal papers, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has brought in more than $390m (£252m) at the worldwide box office and has made “tens of millions more” from home video, and repeated showings on television around the world. The legal papers, seen by Deadline Hollywood, include four actions against the studio including breach of contract, fraud, breach of implied covenant or good faith dealing, and unjust dealing.

Costner’s legal team claim that when the actor agreed to play Robin Hood, he was “promised” a share in the film’s profits. However, they allege that when the time came to share the money, they “delayed, obfuscated, concealed and reneged”.                                 –BBC