Calling Dick Tracy ... to court.
Beatty had acquired the motion picture and television rights for Dick Tracy in 1985, five years prior to starring in the multi-award winning 1990 film. Alongside Beatty, the Oscar-winning movie also starred Dustin Hoffman, Madonna and Al Pacino.
Tribune says Beatty's rights have lapsed because the actor-director had not started work on a new project based on the character.
Beatty filed a lawsuit a year ago in California state court, but it was put on hold by the bankruptcy of Tribune.