Johnny Depp's film, still to be released, City of Lies is at the center of a $ 10 million contract breach between its distributor and Bank Leumi, based in Israel, after its release was withdrawn.
The distributor, Global Road, was named along with the Miramax label by Bank Leumi, according to Page Six, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in California earlier this week.
Miramax, which owns the television distribution rights to the film, told Bank Leumi that no payment was due due to "significant production problems". what have they? significantly devalued & # 39; the movie, said the bank in court documents.
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Directed to the court: Johnny Depp's film, still to be released, City of Lies is at the center of a $ 10 million contract breach between its distributor and Bank Leumi, based in Israel, after its launch. back
One of those factors was Depp's much-publicized "alleged off-screen behavior" in addition to a "lawsuit filed against Mr. Depp and the production because he allegedly physically attacked a crew member on the set."
Bank Leumi told the court that "the real reason" for which the film was removed was because Global Road is "in financial difficulties and decided not to pay" more than $ 10 million for "marketing and distribution expenses" that were insured in pacts previous
Global Road Entertainment earlier this week fired some 45 people in its motion picture division, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after it was overtaken by its bank lenders.
Earlier this month, the release of the September 7 movie was retired. It was not immediately clear when the film directed by Brad Furman would be released.
Veteran talent: the film features Depp with Forest Whitaker, as well as Louis Herthum and Michael Pare
Last month, the Hollywood veteran received a lawsuit for his alleged actions on the set of the movie, as location manager Gregg & # 39; Rocky & # 39; Brooks claimed in his lawsuit that actor Edward Scissorhands hit him multiple times in the middle of a dispute during filming, TMZ reported.
Brooks said that during production on the night of April 13, 2017, he told Depp and Furman that they needed to finish things according to their schedule. He said a drunken Depp hit him twice in the ribs, and then said, "I'll give you $ 100,000 to hit me in the face right now," before the guards of the star guided him.
In the film, he examines the aftermath of the application of the law that examines the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. In March 1997, after the murder of Tupac Shakur in October 1996, Depp, 55, plays Det. Russell Poole.
The enigmatic actor had a difficult summer, including a Rolling Stone story that questioned his lifestyle and finances; residual waste of accusations of domestic violence made by his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp, who denied accusations of physical abuse against Heard, issued a statement saying "there was never any attempt at physical or emotional harm" in the marriage by agreeing to an agreement two years ago.