Jesse Eisenberg sues Lionsgate over 'Camp Hell' marketing
Jesse Eisenberg, the Oscar-nominated star of "The Social Network" is suing Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment, after featuring him prominently on the "Camp Hell" DVD jacket, in spite of his minor role.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Eisenberg filed the lawsuit against the studio and distributor for falsely advertising that he is the film's star, in order to capitalize on his newfound fame.
According to the court documents, the actor shot a cameo for the low-budget horror film as a favor for his longtime friends. He only worked for one day for $3,000 and appears on-screen for less than five minutes.
"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,' but instead has a cameo role in 'Camp Hell,'" the suit read.
"Eisenberg's reputation and good will with the public and his fans will be severely harmed if they are duped into purchasing a copy of the Camp Hell DVD as a result of false advertising by Defendants that it is a horror film starring Jesse Eisenberg," the suit continued.
Eisenberg was nominated for a 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his performance in "The Social Network," a movie based on the creation of the social-networking site Facebook.
He has also appeared in films like "The Education of Charlie Banks," "Adventureland," "Zombieland" and "Solitary Man."
The 28-year-old actor recently appeared in the comedy caper, "30 Minutes or Less." Eisenberg is also slated to star in "Zombieland 2," which is currently in development.