You see according to The Hollywood Reporter's Esq. blog GIALLO star Adrien Brody has decided to sue the producers of the film and wants to stop distribution, which has the flick hitting DVD shelves today! So why is Brody getting all up in arms about this whole thing? Check it.
Apparently Brody signed a 'pay or play' deal about a week into production on GIALLO, which states that the actor realized the film was underfunded and that producers had failed to pay him an owed $640,000 into an escrow account. The producers promised Brody the "absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness in the Picture" if he temporarily waved that $640,000. Well Brody signed on the dotted line and has yet to see a penny of that money, prompting the actor to file the lawsuit. In it he states he was never paid and that the story of new funding was "phony." It seems when he tried to contact the producers about the problem, he was ignored. Ouch.
What do you guys think? Is Brody right in trying to stop this bad boy from getting released? Does it even matter? Apparently this thing tanked pretty hard anyway. There's no telling what's going to happen with GIALLO at this point but you can be sure we'll keep an eye on this and when some more light gets shed on the situation we'll be sure to share the news with all of you.