Two fans have reportedly filed a federal class-action lawsuit on Friday in regards to Richard Curtis’ 2019 Beatles-inspired feel good rom-com feature “Yesterday”.
The pair say they each paid $3.99 to rent the movie on Amazon Prime because “Knives Out” and “No Time to Die” actress Ana de Armas appeared in the trailer. Only after did they discover that de Armas was removed from the final cut of the film.
De Armas was to appear as Roxane, a potential love interest who is introduced to lead character Malik (Himesh Patel) on the set of James Corden’s talk show. The scenes with the character were removed before the film’s release due to test audience pushback.
The suit accuses Universal of engaging in deceptive marketing and seeks to recoup at least $5 million on behalf of affected consumers.