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Jesse Eisenberg Suing Lionsgate For Using His Face To Promote Movie He Was Barely In

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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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8 comments to “Jesse Eisenberg Suing Lionsgate For Using His Face To Promote Movie He Was Barely In”



  1. 1

    old news.



  2. 2

    He was in the movie. It was his choice to agree to "minimal pay". Sucks the cover might misleed potential viewers but they have every right to use his image. I would think he would have better things to worry about.



  3. 3

    Yeah, if he was in it less than 5 minutes, then he totally has a case. I would sue their asses off.



  4. 4

    I just broke out the box of tissues. Poor, poor Jesse. He was forced to make this movie. The contract was never signed by him or his agent. The nerve of the marketing department to put his picture on the cover of the DVD when he was actually in the movie, under duress of course. I hope he reaps millions in his suit to make movie ticket prices higher and perhaps put some hardworking people out of work.



  5. 5

    This is THE WORST movie of ALL TIME. Was at Blockbuster and had no interest in any mainstream movies so decided to go off the beaten path. Picked this movie. I wanted to scratch my eyes out, it was terrible. When I went to return the movie I told a worker at BB how it stunk and he was in the film for 2 mins. They apologized and said that they should've never let me leave with the movie. They know it's terrible.

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    6

    Blatantly dicey. Wow. There's no shame.



  7. 7

    his bad luck…but they do it to all the big timers once they make it big…I remember seeing a Courteney Cox movie called 'Down Twisted” with her face on the cover and stating 'STARRING COURTNEY COX” and she was only in about 5 minutes of the movie too…and they spelt her name wrong….



  8. 8

    This movie is about a boy that had a bad time at camp. It was horrible and I only saw it because I thought Jesse was going to be in it. lol