Adrien Brody Wins Horror-Film Suit

Judge says Oscar winner's image cannot be used to promote “Giallo” until his salary is paid

A federal judge has blocked the makers of a thriller film starring Adrien Brody from using the Oscar-winning actor's likeness until he is fully paid for his role.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer issued a ruling Monday blocking the makers of "Giallo" from continuing to distribute, market or sell "Giallo" in the United States.

Brody sued last month before the film went on sale in the states, claiming he was owed $640,000 and its DVD release could cost him $2 million. In a sworn declaration, he said the film's producers lied to him about financing and vastly overstated how much the film's Italian distribution rights were worth.

Read more at the Associated Press.