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Jesse Eisenberg Sues Lionsgate

by Raphael Chestang 6:20 PM PST, November 29, 2011
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Jesse Eisenberg has filed a lawsuit against Lionsgate Entertainment and Grindstone Entertainment for allegedly trying to fraudulently capitalize on the The Social Network star's fame, according to legal documents obtained by ET.

The court papers state that the low-budget horror movie Camp Hell has been advertised as a film starring Eisenberg even though he appears onscreen for "less than five minutes."

According to the documents, Eisenberg originally agreed to play a cameo role in the picture "as a favor to friends" for "minimal compensation."

"Eisenberg is bringing this lawsuit in order to warn his fans and public that, contrary to the manner in which the defendants are advertising the film, Eisenberg is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in Camp Hell, but instead has a cameo role in Camp Hell," the papers state.

The suit asks for Lionsgate and Grindstone to compensate Eisenberg for damages of at least $3 million.

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