Or the filmmakers of Giallo are screwed.
In Los Angeles this morning, a judge ruled in favor of actor Adrien Brody, who was suing the producer of the horror film for not being fully paid for the role.
In the official ruling, the filmamkers are forbidden to use Adrien's likeness until he is paid. Therefore, the movie can not be distributed, sold or even show in anyway until there is $640,000 more dollars in his pocket.
Wow! That's a lot to jip the guy. We'd be pissed too.
Better get a move on if you ever want that movie to see the light of day!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: adrien brody, giallo, los angeles, suing
Yikes! We totally get it!
Adrien Brody is suing the filmmakers of Italian horror Giallo because he was not paid for his work.
The film, which was directed by Dario Argento, is about a detective (played by Brody) who is helping a woman find her sister, who has been kidnapped by a serial killer. After a week into production, producers still owed Brody $640,000, but signed the actor to a new agreement where he would finish the film if given the "absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness” until he was paid.
And he's doing just that!
Brody is seeking a permanent injunction against the release of the film, as well as damages for breach of contract, breach of fair dealing, fraud and misappropriation of his publicity rights.
Tags: adrien brody, dario argento, giallo, italian, lawsuit