Fans outraged against Universal Studios for editing out Ana de Armas
Fans can take major steps for their favourite stars if enraged and this particular incident proves precisely that. Renowned film production company Universal Studios had to face legal trouble recently.
A federal class action lawsuit was filed by two fans who claimed that they were duped into spending money to rent the 2019 movie “Yesterday” because Ana de Armas was seen in the trailer.
A lawsuit filed for deceptive marketing
The two fans, Peter Michael Rosza (44) from San Diego and Conor Woulfe (38) from Maryland said that each of them paid $3.99 on Amazon Prime to rent the movie. However, their experience was ruined when they found out that their beloved Cuban-Spanish actress was edited out from the final cut.
The lawsuit accuses Universal Studios of deceptive marketing and seeks to redeem at least $5 million of behalf of all customers affected by this.
The lawsuit further states that the trailer of “Yesterday” promises a film featuring Sergio actress, but they instead got one which did had no appearance of the star at all. Hence they should be provided with some value for their purchase or rental.
Why was Ana De Armas edited out from the movie?
Screenwriter Richard Curtis explained to Cinema Blend that they had to go ahead with that tragedy cut even though the actress was brilliant in it because the audience was not in favour of Malik getting distracted from his central love interest in the movie, the role played by Lily James.
The suit praises Ana De Armas for her talent and success and talks about her noteworthy roles in movies like “Knives out”, “No time to die” and “Blade Runner 2049″.
Universal Studios has declined to comment on this for now.