Nu Image today filed a lawsuit against shuttered Overture Films for what could be millions in unpaid proceeds from a trio of films. The films noted in the complaint (read it here) are 2010’s Brooklyn’s Finest, the 2008 Robert De Niro and Al Pacino movie Righteous Kill and 2008’s Mad Money starring Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. Nu Image says that they and Brooklyn’s Finest Distribution inked deals with Overture for exclusive distribution rights for the films “in the United States and its territories for 20 years.” Noting that all three seemed to make good money theatrically and in home entertainment, the complaint alleges Breach of contract, the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Accounting and Declaratory Relief.
Brooklyn’s Finest (2012) – Sue Nu Images (film) (settled)
In August 2012, John Langley, producer, sued the production entity behind the 2009 cop thriller Brooklyn’s Finest, alleging causes of action for breach of contract and accounting. Langley claimed that Sue Nu failed and refused to pay to Langley Films, Langley’s company, the amounts due and owing under their agreement regarding the film. In October 2012, the parties reached a settlement.