If only your friendly Moviefone editors were surprised by this turn of events. Michigan resident Sarah Deming has filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict because, she claims, the studio mislead her with its marketing campaign for 'Drive.' "[The studio] promoted the film 'Drive' as very similar to the 'Fast and Furious,' or similar, series of movies," the suit reads. "'Drive' bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film... having very little driving in the motion picture." Deming was also affronted by what she felt was an anti-Semitic tone throughout. "'Drive' was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith." Deming is seeking the cost of her movie ticket and a ban on "misleading movie trailers." 'Drive' earned a C-minus grade on CinemaScore during its opening weekend, a sure sign of audience disconnect between what they expected and what they received. [WDIV-TV]



Tom Cruise is discussing the lead role in Doug Liman's sci-fi pic 'We Are Mortals' (formerly known as 'All You Need Is Kill') with Warner Bros. Brad Pitt was previously rumored for the part. [THR]

You loved him as Linc on 'Prison Break,' but now Dominic Purcell is going to hell. The burly actor has been cast in 'Paradise Lost' opposite Bradley Cooper, Casey Affleck and Ben Walker. He'll play Jerahmeel, a fallen angel who becomes Lucifer's (Cooper) right-hand man with the new name Moloch. Alex Proyas directs this adaptation of John Milton's classic poem. [THR]

Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor is still hospitalized in Los Angeles, but doing "a little better" after falling ill on Saturday. Gabor has undergone a battery of medical procedures during the last few years, including hip replacement surgery, partial leg amputation and treatment for lung infection. [Reuters]

Anton Corbijn, who directed 'The American' as well as the music video for U2's 'One,' will helm a live concert webcast of Coldplay's upcoming show at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid. The concert is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. as promotion for the band's newest album 'Mylo Xyloto.' Corbijn follows filmmakers like Terry Gilliam (Arcade Fire), David Lynch (Duran Duran) and Todd Haynes (My Morning Jacket) in the American Express Unstaged concert series. [NYT/ArtsBeat]

Ben Stiller brought out Derek Zoolander at 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend and the results were disappointing. Blue steel! [AOL TV]

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