A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Universal by two Ana de Armas fans who claim they were fooled into watching Danny Boyle’s musical rom-com from 2019, Yesterday.
Conor Woulfe, 38, of Maryland, and Peter Michael Rosza, 44, of San Diego County, California, paid $3.99 to rent Yesterday on Amazon Prime after seeing de Armas in the trailer but were shocked to find that all of her scenes had been cut from the film. That led the pair to file the aforementioned lawsuit, which is seeking at least $5 million for what they allege is deceptive marketing.
“Because consumers were promised a movie with Ana De Armas by the trailer for ‘Yesterday,’ but did not receive a movie with any appearance of Ana de Armas at all, such consumers were not provided with any value for their rental or purchase,” a portion of the lawsuit states.
Released in 2019, Yesterday centers around a struggling musician named Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) who wakes up in an alternate timeline in which The Beatles never existed. Ana de Armas was supposed to show up in the film as Roxane, one of Malik’s love interests, but she was ultimately cut due to early feedback.
Ana de Armas was most recently featured in Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, No Time to Die, in which she played a Cuban Intelligence operative named Paloma.