CATEGORIES Movie NewsIf Jesse Eisenberg had been the star of 'Camp Hell,' he would have been the star of 'Camp Hell.' According to a report from E! Online, the 'Zombieland' star is suing Lionsgate over the DVD release of 'Camp Hell,' a cheapie horror film about a "demonic curse" spread during bible camp, "to warn his fans and the public that, contrary to [the film's advertising], Eisenberg is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in 'Camp Hell.'"
Starring Andrew McCarthy, Dana Delany and Connor Paolo ('Revenge'), 'Hell' was released on DVD back in August with Eisenberg's face splashed across the packaging. Which would be fine, if he wasn't in the finished film for less than five minutes.
According to Eisenberg's reported lawsuit, the star -- an Oscar nominee for 'The Social Network' -- was paid $3000, "substantially less" than his normal fee, and he's seeking $3 million in damages "for alleged misappropriation of right of publicity and unfair business practices."
Based off the bushel of reviews on 'Camp Hell's' Amazon page, Eisenberg is right about warning his fans: most of the negative reviews decry a decided lack of Jesse. "The cover is misleading," wrote one irate viewer. "Jesse Eisenberg is barely in this film."
There isn't an old adage about never buying a DVD because of its case, but if there was, using it here would be appropriate.
[via E! Online]
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