Judge Rules in Favor of Adrien Brody, Says Ciao to Dario Argento

11/27/2010 Posted by Admin

Judge Rules in Favor of Adrien Brody, Says Ciao to Dario Argento

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By our guest blogger, Daphne Hernandez

Oscar-Winning actor Adrien Brody can celebrate another victory, this time in court. A judge successfully blocked the creators of the Italian film “Giallo” from using the actor’s likeness until he is fully compensated for his work on the film.

According to geektyrant.com, Brody was “asked to sign an agreement to defer payment in exchange for the ‘absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness in the Picture’ until he was paid.”

In laymen’s terms, the filmmakers said they would pay him later and if they didn’t, Brody could refuse his face be affiliated with the film. And refuse did he ever.

Brody claims the filmmakers, including famed horror director Dario Argento, exaggerated how much the Italian distribution rights were and bamboozled him. He says they declared the rights were in the ballpark of $2 million. Brody argued he was owed $640,000 and tried to block the release of the film last month in which he plays an FBI agent in the Italian thriller.

The attorney representing the filmmakers claim no unlawful activity, but US District Judge Dale S. Fischer ruled in favor of the actor. He said Brody is “suffering, and will continue to suffer, immediate and irreparable harm” without this injunction. The makers of “Giallo” can no longer distribute, sell, or market the film in the United States with “The Pianist” star’s likeness.

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