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On the verge of going to trial, Paramount Pictures and director John Singleton have reached a settlement to end litigation emanating from a 2005 deal for the breakout hit Hustle and Flow. Singleton sued Paramount and MTV Films in October 2011, originally claiming he was owed at least $20 million for alleged breaches of contract and fraud. According to the lawsuit, Singleton and his Crunk Pictures took Hustle and Flow to the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it became a breakout hit. Several offers were made on the film but Singleton said he chose Paramount because of a promise to

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