On Friday, January 21st, two fans of actress Ana de Armas filed a lawsuit against Hollywood studio “Universal Pictures.”
According to BBC, US residents Conor Woulfe of Maryland and Peter Rosza of San Diego claimed that they paid $3.99 to watch the film “Yesterday” on Amazon prime, but in the final cut, the actress Ana de Armas has been removed.
The 33-year-old, Cuban and Spanish Actress was supposed to play the role of Jack Malik’s love interest in the 2019 released movie.
The two fans sued Universal Pictures for “Deceptive Marketing” because the actress appeared in the trailer but was removed in the final cut.
The fans have claimed compensation of $5 million on behalf of all affected viewers.
According to Daily Mail, the complaint reads “Although defendant included the scenes with Ms de Armas in the movie trailer advertisements, to promote Yesterday and enticing film sales and rentals, Ms de Armas is not and was never in the publicly released version of the movie.”
The fans said that Universal used the actress’s “fame, radiance, and brilliance” to popularise the film even though she was not in the film and said they were victims of deceptive marketing.
The lawsuit states “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 film “Yesterday” was directed by Danny Boyle, starring Himesh Patel as Jack Malik alongside Lily James and Ed Sheeran.
In the movie Jack Malik, a musician who met with an accident and when he woke up he found out he is the only one to remember the Beatles and use their songs to gain fame.
Ana De Armas was supposed to play the role of Roxanna, Jack Malik’s love interest.
The screenwriter, Richard Curtis stated that “the film used Ana De Armas as a complicating factor when he [Jack] arrived in L.A. for the first time. And I think the audience did not like the fact that his eyes even strayed. Because then some people would go, ‘Oh, he really doesn’t deserve her. He really doesn’t deserve Lily.’ You know, it’s one of those things where it’s some of our favorite scenes from the film, but we had to cut them for the sake of the whole.”