The new movie Boss Level, which was recently released as a Hulu Original Film, is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by Blumhouse Productions.
The company, led by producer Jason Blum, says in the lawsuit that it was brought in to save the movie after the original cut was deemed “disappointing and lacking in commercial appeal.”
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Blumhouse says that it was not paid for its services and a lawsuit has been filed against producers Emmett Furla Oasis Films, The Fyzz Facility, and actress-producer Meadow Williams, as well as Hulu, according to THR.
The breach of contract lawsuit alleges that the defendants “misappropriate the fruits of Blumhouse’s creativity and labor for their own unlawful benefit while leaving Blumhouse high and dry.”
Blumhouse paid for the cost of recutting the movie, which was more than $126,000, and the company was promised it would receive 5% of the license fee paid for the movie.
Hulu reportedly paid $11.75 million to license the movie, which means that Blumhouse should have received $587,500 for its fee.
THR reports, “Blumhouse is seeking more than $1.5 million in damages and a declaration that EFO had no right to license Boss Level and Hulu has no right to exploit the film until it is paid.”