Giallo, Adrien Brody

Opera Film Produzione

Adrien Brody doesn't want you to see this Adrien Brody movie.

Is it really that bad for the Brod-meister?

You bet.

The Oscar winner has won a federal judge's injunction blocking the makers of the Italian thriller Giallo from continuing to sell the DVD of the 2008 flick in the U.S. with his name and likeness until they pay him his full fee of $640,000.

Brody filed a $2 million lawsuit last month in federal court in California on the day of the  DVD release. In court docs, the 37-year-old thesp alleged producers only paid him $960,000 of his agreed-upon $1.5 million salary.

Martin Barab, attorney for Hannibal Pictures, was unavailable for comment.

For those itching to know about Giallo before it's gone (or at least until producers cough up a paycheck), the flick follows Brody as an Italian-American detective who teams up with a flight attendant (played by Emmanuelle Seigner, aka the wife of Roman Polanski, who directed Brody in The Piano) to find a serial killer who has abducted her model-sister.

And for true fans upset about being unable to get their Brody fix, might we suggest his other straight-to-DVD dud, The Experiment.

You're welcome.

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