Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive: New Ant-Man Still Arrives
Scott Lang hits the shower
Daniel Brühl's Captain America: Civil War Role Revealed
Sound the spoiler klaxon!
Fox Planning Live-Action X-Men TV Series
The mutants could be headed to the small screen
Edgar Wright Submits Dodge And Twist Screenplay
Redrafting the steampunk Oliver
Mission: Impossible 5 Moved Up To July
Christopher McQuarrie will deliver a little earlier than expected...
David Tennant Will Be Zebediah Kilgrave
In Marvel/Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
Chris Weitz Hired For Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Stand-Alone
He'll write the new draft of the script
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 October 2014
Dario Argento Launches Sandman Crowdfunder
Not the Neil Gaiman version; this is a full-on horror
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Third Person (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Love, Marilyn (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Detachment (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Splice (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Brody Sues To Stop Giallo's US Release
He's claiming he didn't get paid...

19 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Adrien Brody clearly wanted to see what it would be like to take direction from Italian horror guru Dario Argento on Giallo. But now it would appear the true horror is the idea that the film, which was slashed by critics and bypassed US cinemas entirely, might actually see the light of day on DVD while he’s still waiting to get paid for appearing in it.

The Predators actor has sued for $3 million and wants the release halted (a bit late, considering it’s supposed to hit shelves across the pond today), claiming that he signed a “pay or play” deal to star in the movie, which he was told had secured complete funding. But when he then learned that the producers were still lacking all the money to make the thing, he decided to leave. He was talked back with the promise that Italian distribution rights had provided $2 million that he’d have the opportunity to defer his $640,000 salary in exchange for the right to refuse the use of his likeness in the film until he got his full payday.

Smart move? Not according to the actor, who is now launching his lawsuit alleging the new cash claims were false and that producers not only ignored his wishes about putting the movie out, but also then said they’d never pay him. Not exactly the way to win the man over, gents…

The case will rumble on, likely until Brody hires one of the Predators to hunt down the pesky producers…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Brenda Chapman Has Left Brave?
Directors change at Pixar
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)