I was browsing Redbox the other day and I happened to notice a horror movie, Camp Hell, with Jesse Eisenberg’s giant snout peering back at me. I thought to myself, “Wow, he’s doing low-budget horror movies?” It turns out, Eisenberg is barely in the movie and is still doing bigger budget suckfests–30 Minutes or Less, anyone? Due to the major false advertising, the actor is suing Lionsgate and Grindstone pictures for over $3 million dollars.
Eisenberg claims that the film companies are trying to capitalize on his recent success by fraudulently placing his face on the cover and his name above the title. The “Zombieland” actor appears in the film for less than five minutes and was paid a mere $3,000 for the role. He initially signed on to do the horror as a favor for his friends who were producing the movie.
The actor filed suit with Los Angeles Superior Court over the film, which is about demons taking over a bible camp, claiming that their actions are “fraud on the public.” His suit explains that by placing his face on the cover of the movie it may falsely persuade his fans to purchase the movie. Oh, don’t worry Jesse; you’re not that special and I’m pretty sure people didn’t see the cover and think: OMG, Jesse Eisenberg is in this movie?! I NEED to buy it. Don’t flatter yourself buddy.
If Eisenberg succeeds in winning the lawsuit, which he most likely will, he will receive way more money than was actually used to budget the movie. Due to all of this drama, I actually want to see the movie, just to see how god-awful and boring Eisenberg’s performance is. I mean really Jesse? You had to be that douche who couldn’t just let this poor movie ride on your success? Whatever.