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A suit for Ana de Armas’ absence from Yesterday – Deadline has been dismissed

A suit for Ana de Armas’ absence from Yesterday – Deadline has been dismissed

The federal judge seems to believe that yesterday.

A year and a half ago, Paul Michael Rosa and Connor Wolfe filed a $5 million lawsuit against Universal over Ana de Armas’ appearance in the trailer for the 2019 film directed by Danny Boyle. yesterday, But absent from the movie itself.

Yesterday, US District Attorney Stephen Wilson dumped the whole thing.

He dismissed the plaintiff’s idea of ​​a “misrepresentation” in de Armas’ absence as the love interest from the Beatles-led romantic comedy by Himesh Patel. The judge agreed with the Comcast-owned studio that the case was “self-injury”.

In addition to denying Rosa and Wolfe’s desire to receive a class certificate, Judge Wilson orders that this much-modified case be terminated for good. “In each previous denial, the court clearly identified the flaws in the complaint and allowed successive amendments,” he wrote in an order issued on August 28. “However, it now appears to the court that further amendments would be futile. Accordingly, it is dismissal without leave of amendment. This is the third time the plaintiff has amended his complaint, and it will be the last.

Judge Wilson’s endgame may have been driven by Wolfe renting the film back online after the lawsuit began in January 2022 and claiming “new misrepresentations on Google” about the blonde star’s actual existence yesterday. “Plaintiff Wolf offered no explanation as to why he believed that yesterday’s version they accessed on Google Play would be a different version of the movie they accessed on Amazon,” the judge said in a nine-page fast-track order.

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Universal did not respond to a request for comment yesterday yesterday resolution. If and when they do, we will update this post.

Himesh Patel in yesterday

Universal Pictures

The whole thing was produced by California-based Roza and Maryland-based Woolfe, respectively, in July and October of 2021. yesterday Turning off Amazon Prime Video after watching an image trailer. In the movie’s aforementioned trailer about a musician who goes nowhere who wakes up knowing almost every Beatle song in a world where the Fab Four never existed, there’s a brief scene in which de Armas catches the eye of Patel’s character Jacques Malek.

However, the actress ended up playing the cutting room role for Richard Curtis’ project. And unlike Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s “Yesterday,” the filmmakers knew why she had to go. “I think the audience didn’t like the fact that his eyes were lost,” Curtis said. cinemablend in 2019 about why de Armas and its subplot were cut from the film released in May 2019.

That wasn’t enough for Rosa Wolf.

Respondent advertisement and promotion of the film yesterday The lawsuit, filed on January 21, 2022, said Universal.

Judge Wilson seemed to agree with that argument, at least last December.

“Universal is correct that the trailers include some creativity and editorial discretion, but that creativity does not outweigh the commercial nature of the trailer,” he wrote in a Dec. 20 ruling regarding Universal’s unsuccessful motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs.

But that was yesterday, and this is now – today yesterday Fine.