A co-producer of The Matrix Resurrections, starring Priyanka Chopra and Keanu Reeves in the lead roles, is suing Warner Bros. alleging breach of contract over the studio´s decision to release the movie on a streaming platform at the same time as it hit theatres.
According to a report, the suit, filed in Los Angeles, is the latest chapter in a growing battle between those who stand to profit from cinematic releases and Hollywood studios who want to grow their streaming services.
It follows a very public spat between Scarlett Johansson and Disney in which the “Black Widow” star sued for loss of earnings because the film hit Disney+ while it was still in theatres. The two sides later settled out of court.
WarnerMedia, the parent of Warner Bros. released its entire 2021 catalogue on HBO Max, as Hollywood grappled with the Covid-19 pandemic and closed theatres.
The suit by Village Roadshow…