Wednesday October 20, 2010 9:01 am
Adrien Brody Sues to Stop One of His Own Movies
Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody is suing Hannibal Pictures, for whom Brody worked with two years ago to film Giallo. In the lawsuit filed last week, Brody sought to stop the release of the horror film. (The DVD hit stores yesterday.) His claim? The producers still owe him $640,000.
It’s too bad the film has been available in rental stores since September 7. “He should have gone to Blockbuster and picked it up,” quipped Martin Barab, a lawyer for the defense. The lawyer acknowledged that Brody has only received $960,000 of his $1.5 million fee.
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Under an agreement worked out while Brody was still filming the movie, the production company was “granted the absolute right to withhold consent to use his likeness in the picture until he was paid the full amount of the $640,000 that he deferred.”
Brody has not been paid, but according to the defense team some of the film’s funding fell through and the actor is not the only one who “didn’t get paid."
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