Adrien Brody doesn’t want you to see the new thriller he stars in.
The Oscar-winning actor has filed a $2 million federal lawsuit in Los Angeles, against Hannibal Pictures, the makers of the movie, Giallo. He claims that they haven’t paid him and are releasing the film without his permission.
Brody demands that he be compensated the $640,000 he is owed for his work on the film and is asking that a judge block the film’s release. This was denied, allowing the film to be released on DVD on Tuesday. Brody plays a detective on the hunt for a serial killer in the Italian-made movie.
Brody claims Hannibal Pictures had lied to him about the film’s financing and says his contract includes the right to stop the film’s release in the U.S. until he is paid for his work.
Dario Argento, the film’s director has said the producers’ final cut is quite different than his original vision for the film.