The 2019 film is a must-see for fans Yesterday These are Universal Studios is too much! “deceptive, and misleading advertising”For the film. Does it have to do with the fact that Himesh Paltel’s displaced singer may have outsmarted Beatles? Not at all. Actually, the lawsuit itself has very little to do the music of The Fab Four.
It instead involves one of the many notable names in the movie, or at the very least, one that was supposed to be in this film. DeadlinePeter Michael Rosza and Conor Woulfe felt that Universal used misleading trailers and tricks to promote the film. “world famous actress Ana De Armas”Sell the film
“Among other deceptions, Defendant’s nationwide advertising and promotion of the movie Yesterday represents to prospective movie viewers that the world famous actress Ana De Armas has a substantial character role in the film,”According to the outlet, the lawsuit reads as follows. “Defendant’s movie Yesterday, however, fails to include any appearance of Ana De Armas whatsoever. Accordingly, Defendant’s advertising and promotion of the movie Yesterday is false, misleading, and deceptive.”
DeadlineDe Armas was not allowed to appear in the film’s opening scene after audience reaction. Richard Curtis the screenwriter said she was an actress who fell in love with Patel’s Jack. This did not sit well with audiences that were already invested in the character and Lily James’ Ellie.
“[The film used] Ana De Armas as a complicating factor when he [Jack] arrived in L.A. for the first time. 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,” Curtis explains.
According to Deadline, De Armas appears in the trailer. It is a mere 10 second trailer. Here is the “misleading advertising”This lawsuit also claims that Universal sought to capitalize on De Armas’ fame following her roles in Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out in 2017 and 2019.
Universal is the target of the class action lawsuit. “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,”According to Deadline, the suit reads as follows. The lawsuit is seeking $5 million, but the maximum amount would be $3.99. This is the cost of renting the film.