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Universal Pictures sued by fans of actress Ana de Armas

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Two fans of Ana de Armas filed a class-action lawsuit against Universal on Friday, Variety reportsConor Woulfe and Peter Rosza, both from the United States, told the BBC that they paid $3.99 to watch Yesterday on Amazon Prime. But that the actress had to get eliminated from the final edit.

These ardent fans of the actress sued Universal Pictures for “deceptive marketing” when actress Ana de Armas got included in the trailer for Yesterday but later cut out of the film. They have filed a claim for $5 million on behalf of all viewers harmed.

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“Although defendant inserted scenes with Ms de Armas in the movie trailer promotions to promote Yesterday and attract film sales and rentals, Ms de Armas is not and was never in the publicly released version of the film,” according to the complaint.

They alleged that Universal exploited the actress’ “fame, luminosity, and brilliance” to promote a picture in which she did not appear and that they got duped by fraudulent marketing.

“Because consumers were promised a movie with Ana de Armas by the trailer for ‘Yesterday,’ but did not receive a movie with any appearance of Ana de Armas at all, such consumers were not provided with any value for their rental or purchase,” the lawsuit says, according to Variety.

Yesterday, a romantic comedy starring Himesh Patel and released in 2019, is about a singer-songwriter. After being hit by a bus, the singer discovers that he is the only person on the planet who remembers the English rock band The Beatles.

Roxanna, the singer’s lover, was supposed to be played by the 33-year-old Cuban actress. The sequences with de Armas, on the other hand, were eliminated allegedly because the public did not find that portion of the tale compelling.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, de Armas, who starred in “Knives Out” and “War Dogs,” was initially cast as a love interest for Malik, but her scenes were removed from the final version.

The lawsuit also claimed that Universal duped audiences by featuring a scene in the trailer where Malik plays The Beatles’ song “Something,” but did not include it in the film, according to THR.

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