EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton has joined the fight against Donald Trump's plans for a multi-million pound (dollar) golf resort in Scotland.

The film star added her name to a 15,000-strong petition backing four residents at the Menie estate on the Scottish coast who face possible eviction to make way for the U.S. real estate developer's planned luxury hotel, housing and golf complex.

Swinton, who starred in "Burn After Reading," accused the Trump Organization on Monday of bullying.

Trump's Scotland representative, George Sorial, responded by saying the actress was siding with "extremists."

Trump was granted permission to build the golf course on an environmentally sensitive stretch of coast after a public inquiry in 2008.