Ashton Kutcher‘s production company Katalyst Media is suing the Department of Motor Vehicles in California after the organization backed out of a reality show deal.
E! News got ahold of the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit and revealed that the show, called “DMV,” would “capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis at DMV’s more than 170 offices across the State of California.”
Katalyst claims that two directors at the DMV committed to working on the show and even publicly announced their collaboration with Katalyst. This correspondence led Katalyst producers to work out a deal with TruTV to air “DMV.” Less than two months later, the DMV tried to back out of participating in the show — a move that Katalyst believes constitutes breach of contract.
Ashton Kutcher and Co. are looking for $1.4 million in damages to compensate them for pre-production work they’ve already completed.