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Oscar-nominated actor sues Lionsgate Entertainment

Jesse Eisenberg said company exaggerated his cameo to promote film

Critically acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg believes that less than five minutes on screen does not constitute top billing in a film. And the Oscar-nominated actor is willing to sue over it.

Eisenberg—who has impressed fans over the years in movies such as “The Squid and the Whale,” “Zombieland” and “The Social Network,” among many other films—recently filed suit against Lionsgate Entertainment, claiming the company misrepresented his role in its 2010 horror flick “Camp Hell.” Eisenberg appeared in a cameo role when his friends, who were involved in making the film back in 2007, asked him to. However, when Lionsgate released the film last year, it billed the popular actor as the star.

Eisenberg, who has garnered well-deserved praise for his voiceover work portraying the Blue Macaw in the blockbuster animation film "Rio," opens his suit with the line “No good deed goes unpunished.”

The highly talented “Eisenberg is bringing this lawsuit in order to warn his fans and the public that, contrary to the manner in which Defendants are advertising the film, Eisenberg is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in Camp Hell," the suit says. He is asking for $3 million in damages—more than the budget for the film.

Eisenberg’s accomplishments aren’t limited to acting and voiceover work. The Hollywood standout is also a writer.


Cathleen Flahardy

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