The film ‘Yesterday’ will have to go through the courts because of Ana de Armas

Although it was some time ago when two fans of Ana de Armas They felt cheated and decided to sue Universal for removing the actress from the ‘Yesterday’ montage, the film directed by Danny Boyle and in which the young woman appeared in the original trailer. Recently a judge of California has given the green light to the process, reports ‘Variety’. Previously, both fans decided to rent the film in Prime Video and they felt deceived when they saw that he did not appear. For this reasonthey decided to charge the studio and demand damages in the amount of 5 million dollars.

Accepted demand

Plaintiffs Conor Woulfe (Maryland, 38) and Peter Michael Rosza (San Diego, 44), felt cheated. They both paid $3.99 to rent the movie on Prime Video, but it turns out their favorite actress was not in the film. In this sense, very angry, they decided to file a lawsuit against Universal, the film’s producer, for the misuse of the Cuban-Spanish actress, who appears in the previews but is not present in the final film.

According to what Vandal Random explains, in ‘Yesterday’, Ana de Armas was going to give life to a secondary character who would be a romantic interest for Himesh Patel’s character, but Boyle decided to remove her from the final cut so as not to diminish the role of Lily James. Both Danny Boyle and the screenwriter Richard Curtis, responsible for ‘Love Actually’ or ‘A matter of time’, decided to do without it in the final version of the film.

For this reason, both claim 5 million dollars in damages, and although it was believed that their complaint was not going to prosper due to its incredible nature, a California district judge has decided to give the green light to the process, despite appeals from Universal. The aforementioned medium points out that the court’s ruling is very clear, and states that a trailer or advertisement is protected by the First Amendment, the one that includes freedom of expression, but must also comply with the False Advertising Law and the Law of California unfair competition. That is, Universal must be responsible for what it announces and abide by the consequences.

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