Actor Nicolas Cage is suing actress Kathleen Turner over allegations made in her autobiography about his behaviour on a film set.
Nicolas Cage played the boyfriend of Ms Turner's character in the film
A "defamation, libel and slander" case had been issued at London's High Court, a courts spokesman said.
It relates to claims made in her book, Send Yourself Roses, over Mr Cage's behaviour when the pair co-starred in 1986 comedy Peggy Sue Got Married.
Ms Turner has yet to respond to the case, the spokesman added.
A spokesman for Mr Cage in Los Angeles said the action followed "false allegations that appear in a forthcoming autobiography", the Daily Telegraph reported.
"As legal proceedings have been commenced, it would be inappropriate to comment further," the spokesman added.
A spokesman for Ms Turner, meanwhile, said the actress would not be commenting on the case "at this point in time".
Peggy Sue Got Married, directed by Mr Cage's uncle Francis Ford Coppola, earned an Oscar nomination for Ms Turner, whose autobiography is released in the UK and the US this week.
In the film, Ms Turner played 43-year-old housewife Peggy Sue, who faints at a high school reunion and wakes up back in school.
Mr Cage played her high school boyfriend.