(Los Angeles) Two American moviegoers have been court-sanctioned to sue a Hollywood studio over a misleading trailer that prompted their favorite actress to hire a film that made the final cut during editing.
When they each spent US$3.99 to watch the movie Yesterday On Amazon Prime, a man from California and two men from Maryland thought they would both see actress Ana de Armas. FansEspecially known for playing a spy in James Bond Dying can wait.
The actress initially appeared in the trailer of the Universal Pictures production. But in the final version YesterdayThe Beatles tell the story of a musician immersed in a parallel reality that never existed, leaving no trace of the thirty-year-old cut during editing.
What is to be returned against the studio and alleged fraud, a class action that several US media outlets reported on Friday.
According to the complaint, “consumers are not receiving the expected value of their rental or purchase.”
In its defense, Universal Trailers tried to argue that it is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech.
The judge in charge of the case rejected an argument on Thursday that denied the major Hollywood studio.
“In essence, a trailer is an advertisement designed to sell a film by giving consumers a preview of the film,” the magistrate said, allowing the case to proceed.
Universal did not immediately respond Friday evening when contacted by AFP.
In their appeal, the Fans A claim of five million dollars as compensation for the disappointment.
The case is coming up for hearing on April 3.
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