Movie Fans CAN Sue Over Misleading Trailer, US Judge Rules

Two police officers lie in wait for a bank robber in a scene from a movie, circa 1940. (Photo by Vintage Images/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Movie fans disappointed that their favorite actor was cut from a film after appearing in the trailer can sue the studio for false advertising, a US judge has ruled.
  • Two film buffs say Universal Pictures tricked them into renting 2019 flick “Yesterday” because the trailer featured actress Ana de Armas.
  • Peter Michael Rosza, 45, of San Diego, and Conor Woulfe, 39, of Maryland, say they forked over $3.99 each to watch the Richard Curtis comedy on Amazon Prime, only to discover that de Armas had not made the final cut.

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