If you look at the above DVD cover, you'd think Jesse Eisenberg was the star of some random movie called Camp Hell.
But, you'd be wrong, because according to the actor, he was in the film for "less than five minutes."
The actor has rightfully filed a lawsuit against Lionsgate Entertainment and Grindstone Entertainment for trying to fraudulently capitalize on his fame by using his name and face to promote a movie he was barely in.
Jesse originally agreed to play a small cameo role in the film "as a favor to friends" for "minimal compensation," but Lionsgate is promoting it, in hopes to capitalize on it, as if he were the main A-list star in the film.
The legal docs say:
"Eisenberg is bringing this lawsuit in order to warn his fans and public that, contrary to the manner in which the defendants are advertising the film, Eisenberg is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in Camp Hell, but instead has a cameo role in Camp Hell."
He's asking for damages of at least $3 million. (Probably his original asking price for starring in the film! Ha, we kid…)
Sounds like someone's a wiiiddle embarrassed by being attached to what looks like a campy horror straight-to-DVD film. (Is that a pentagram sitting on a cabin in the middle of the woods??)
But, hey, we don't blame, Jesse. We'd be pissed and would probs do the same thing.
Plus, we have a feeling that this movie just got bumped up a few notches on some Netflix queues so the kid should get compensated!
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