Blumhouse Sues ‘Boss Level’ Producers, Hulu Over Recutting Deal

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Ashley Collins on July 1, 2021.

Blumhouse Productions says it was “swindled” by the producers of Boss Level after it was brought in to recut and salvage the film because the initial version failed to sell.

Boss Level, which stars Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo and Naomi Watts, was licensed by Hulu — but only after Blumhouse reworked the picture, which the Jason Blum-led company says had been “disappointing and lacking in commercial appeal.”

Blumhouse is suing Emmett Furla Oasis Films, The Fyzz Facility, and actress-producer Meadow Williams, alleging that instead of paying what the parties agreed upon they chose to “misappropriate the fruits of Blumhouse’s creativity and labor for their own unlawful benefit while leaving Blumhouse high and dry.” …

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