But not all the press about this picture is positive. It appears that the producers are receiving some harsh accusations from the movie’s investors. According to sources, the producers of this film have been “siphoning” off the proceeds, and failing to pay back those who put up money to help make this film. The investors have gone as far as to file a lawsuit against Nu Image and First Look Studios, trying to recover what they consider to be their fair share or profits. The Hollywood Reporter writes, “investors in the 2009 Nicolas Cage film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans… say that the defendants failed to properly set up the collection account [and have been] improperly deducting expenses, failing to disburse proceeds, and not accurately and truthfully accounting for all of the money.”
At this time there is no comment from Nu Image or First Look Studios, but this case will move to trial if a settlement can not be reached.
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