People: Mar. 3, 2003

SO MUCH FOR BEING PENN PALS This much they agree on: Sean Penn, right, and movie producer Steve Bing were working on a movie together, a comedy called Why Men Shouldn't Marry, and now they aren't. The rest is for a judge to decide. Penn claims that Bing--whose credits include fathering Elizabeth Hurley's baby--called off the production because of the actor's high-profile antiwar activism, and he's suing Bing for $10 million. Penn calls it "blacklisting." Bing calls it "civil extortion," and he is filing a countersuit for $15 million that describes Penn as "crazy and irrational."

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