Oscar winner Adrien Brody has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit due after received zero cents for his role in the recently released movie Giallo.
The lawsuit was filed last week in L.A., claiming the makers of the thriller Giallo haven’t paid the actor a dime and are releasing the movie in the United States without his permission.
$640,000 is the sum supposedly owed for his work and in return for all the trouble of getting what’s rightfully his. The actor also asked a judge to block the film’s release, though request was apparently denied seeing that the Italian-made movie, in which Brody stars as a detective on the trail of a serial killer, was released today on DVD.
Hannibal Pictures, the makers of the film, is being called out as a “liar” as the actor is claiming that the contract given to him stated that until he is paid his salary plus additional damages, he would in fact be able to block the film’s release in U.S.
Dario Argento, the film’s director, has distanced himself from the movie, saying the producers’ cut is a far cry from his original vision.
Was the release unfair if indeed Brody’s contact gave him that right? Weigh in Brody and movie fans!