Adrien Brody has won a lawsuit against the producers of Giallo, an Italian horror film in which he appeared but apparently wasn’t compensated for.
Brody starred in the Dario Argento directed film but quickly wanted out when it became evident that money he was promised wasn’t in the bank. He was told by the producers that payment of $640,000 would be coming for his services and the two parties signed a contract that stated Brody would have the right to block his image from being used for the film in he wasn’t paid.
A federal judge ruled on Monday in favor of Brody which in turn will make it probable that his likeness will not be used in the film or to promote it in the U.S. until he gets his money. The existing DVD cover for the film features two photos of Brody’s face.
Argento is a well respected director but the reviews of Giallo have been harsh to brutal. Just in case you’re interested in catching a glimpse of Brody in his banned in the U.S.A. film here are two clips. The first is the official trailer:
And here is a clip from the film featuring Brody as an FBI agent having himself a dream sequence featuring lots of beautiful European people:
From the looks of those vids Brody may have been doing us Americans a favor by shelving Giallo.
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