New York federal Judge Thomas Griesa has rejected a $10 million claim filed on Monday by Arrow Productions that sought to block tomorrow’s release of the biopic “Lovelace” by RADiUS-TWC.
The claim was filed due to the project using more than five minutes of footage from Arrow’s 1972 release “Deep Throat” without permission. There’s also judgement for the use of the title “Lovelace” without licence or permission as they claim to to have trademarked the name ‘Linda Lovelace’.
The US District Court judge dismissed the plaintiff’s claims. Millennium Films president Mark Gill says “We are relieved that common sense prevailed. The suit was completely unwarranted… Arrow Productions’ complaint was transparent about its desire to control discussion about Deep Throat… and to hinder projects that would compete with theirs. The law does not support either of these motives.”
Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Sharon Stone, Adam Brody and Juno Temple star in “Lovelace” which has so far scored mixed early reviews.