The Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca that’s named in Steven Soderbergh’s and Netflix’s movie “The Laundromat” has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the film from its upcoming release on Friday.In the lawsuit filed Monday in United States District Court in Connecticut, Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, who are played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in the film, claim that “The Laundromat” defames both lawyers and their law firm and that the film could interfere should federal prosecutors charge them with money laundering in a criminal case.Mossack Fonseca is filing a temporary restraining order and application for preliminary injunction, and Netflix has already on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss the case. A representative for Netflix told TheWrap the case was “frivolous” and had no merit, “The Laundromat” is not a documentary, and that the plan is still to release the film on Friday.Also Read: Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas Steal a Lot of Money and Have a Lot of Fun in 'The Laundromat' Trailer (Video)The satirical film from Soderbergh stars Meryl Streep in a story about the lawyers involved in the leak of the 11.5 million legal documents known as the Panama papers from 2016 and finds Streep’s character investigating the death of her husband. The lawsuit mentions that the film’s trailer says the movie is “based on some real s—” and sees Streep’s character associating the plaintiffs with money laundering, bribery and corruption.“The viewer quickly learns that Mossack and Fonseca are villains profiting from the death of 20 people killed in the small town boat tour, as the lawyer chimes in stating ‘they’re getting away with murder,'” the lawsuit says regarding the film’s trailer. “The clear implication is that all of these people are associated with criminal activity, and they have been ‘outed’ in the ‘hack and release’ of the firm’s client information.”The lawsuit also accuses Netflix of trademark infringement by using the logo of Mossack Fonseca without the firm’s permission, and that doing so disparages the firm. The lawsuit counts eight times in which its logo appears in the trailer and that using it was done intentionally to attract moviegoers.Also Read: 'The Laundromat' Film Review: Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers Tale Is a Messy ExposéNetflix is expected to raise First Amendment claims that would defend the use of the logos as artistically relevant and not misleading.“The Laundromat” first premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has played in limited release in theaters since Sept. 27 but will debut on Netflix on Oct. 18.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Law Firm Depicted in ‘The Laundromat’ Files Restraining Order to Stop Release of Netflix Film At TheWrap
Actor turned writer-director Greta Gerwig is following up her Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird with a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel Little Women.Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, stars of Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical first feature, are back for the film based on the 1868 novel about a family of sisters on their journey from childhood to womanhood, and they’re joined by Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and more.
Meryl Streep has taken aim at the phrase “toxic masculinity,” calling it offensive to men and insisting that women can be just as toxic.
The cast and crew have kept a layer of ambiguity over Streep's role but in the end, it's not the actress you're seeing Mamma Mia 2 for.
Robert De Niro is still owed his $1 million fee from The Weinstein Company for starring in Silver Linings Playbook, according to reports.
The sale of the bankrupt Weinstein Company, the production company run by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob, has hit a snag.
Meryl Streep has slated the lawyers representing Harvey Weinstein for using her name in defending him from a class action lawsuit.
'The Post' star Tom Hanks explains why he thinks Oprah Winfrey has what it takes to be President of the United States of America in this new era of American politics.
The Post, Steven Spielberg’s new movie about the Washington Post and its release of the Pentagon Papers, has been banned in Lebanon, according to reports. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it’s been axed by the Lebanese censorship board because of Spielberg, who is on a ‘boycott Israel’ list. Spielberg is on the Arab League’s blacklist over a donation of $1 million from his foundation towards relief efforts following conflict between Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and Israel in 2006.
Meryl Streep has said that Dustin Hoffman slapping her across the face in the movie Kramer vs. Kramer was 'overstepping' what is appropriate on a film set.
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Meryl Streep has defended herself over accusations by the actress Rose McGowan that she has been silent over Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment.
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Over Labor Day weekend, the first screening for Meryl Streep’s upcoming British period film, Suffragette, opened the Telluride Film Festival. Yahoo Beauty’s editor in chief Bobbi Brown hosted a party afterwards to celebrate the film and the three-time Academy-Award winner. The movie is about the late 19th century and early 20th century women’s movement to gain the right to vote.
It’s likely you’ve never heard of 61-year-old New Jersey grandmother Terry Cieri. As we reported in May, Cieri sings in a cover band called Silk & Steel that regularly performs in the New Jersey shore town Toms River. Cody first saw Cieri perform when she and her now-husband, actor and producer Dan Maurio, celebrated their engagement (the couple wed in 2009).
This morning Meryl Streep received her 19th Oscar nomination for Into the Woods. Unlike her witchy character, she is very much a queen when it comes to these proceedings. No other actress has received as many nominations (Katharine Hepburn came closest with 12, while Bette Davis received 10), which deserves an award in itself. She has brought home the golden statuette three times—in 1979, 1982, and 2011, respectively—and thankfully shows no signs of slowing down. With the exception of the 1991 ceremony, Streep attended every Academy Awards gala where her name was on the bill. Here is a quick look back at her Oscar-worthy looks from over the years. Related: Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette…Finally Actresses Get to Act Their Age Related: Jennifer Aniston Is the Confident Role Model You’ve Been Looking For