Two followers have filed a client safety class-action lawsuit towards Universal Studios for what they declare was “deceptive and misleading advertising” for the 2019 movie Yesterday.
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According to a current report from Deadline, the 2 followers — Conor Woulfe and Peter Michael Rosza — had been anticipating seeing actress Ana De Armas within the movie. However, the actress was reduce from the movie, which each followers contend was deceptive on the a part of Universal, as that they had seen the actress in trailers for the movie and had every spent roughly $3.99 to observe the movie on Amazon.
De Armas was initially alleged to be within the movie, the place her character was going to really feel some mutual affection with lead actor Himesh Patel. However, in line with screenwriter Richard Curtis, De Armas was reduce from the movie as a result of audiences in take a look at screenings didn’t just like the flirtation between the pair within the movie.
“Ana De Armas as a complicating factor when he [Jack] arrived in L.A. for the first time,” mentioned Curtis in an interview from 2019. “And I think the audience did not like the fact that his eyes even strayed. Because then some people would go, ‘Oh, he really doesn’t deserve her. He really doesn’t deserve Lily.’ You know, it’s one of those things where it’s some of our favorite scenes from the film, but we had to cut them for the sake of the whole.”
Woulfe and Rosza declare of their lawsuit that Universal was trying to make use of De Armas’ star energy to advertise the movie, on account of the truth that each Himesh Patel and Lily James — the 2 stars of the movie — had been “relatively unknown” to informal film followers, even if each actors have lengthy and assorted credit within the appearing world, with Patel having starred within the fashionable British sequence EastEnders and James having roles in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Baby Driver, Mama Mia, and Downton Abbey.
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The swimsuit is searching for damages and “all money obtained from Plaintiff and the other members of the Class collected as a result of Defendant’s unfair competition, and for an injunction prohibiting Defendant from continuing and further engaging in its unlawful, unfair and fraudulent conduct, requiring corrective advertising, and awarding all other relief this Court deems appropriate.”