Adrien Brody really doesn’t want you to see his performance in horror movie Giallo, released today on DVD. So much so, in fact, that he’s willing to sue to make sure you don’t even get the opportunity.
Brody isn’t actually concerned about the quality of the movie; his lawsuit is actually about the fact that he claims he was lied to by the producers of the movie, who failed to live up to their contracts… or, for that matter, pay him what they’d promised. After Brody discovered that the producers had failed to pay $64,000 of his fee for the movie, he was apparently convinced to waive the fee in exchange for the “absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness in the Picture” until he was paid… an agreement that lasted until he had finished filming, and producers decided to go ahead and release it anyway. Hence the lawsuit, which the Hollywood Reporter reveals is asking for the movie’s release to be banned, the $64,000 to be paid and an additional $2 million just because.
Clearly, I think we should all buy a copy of Giallo. I mean, for all we know, the producers may soon need the money.