Justin Timberlake sued by the director of shelved ’20/20 Expertise’ documentary

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2022-07-02 14:42:14


Justin Timberlake

Actor-singer-record producer Justin Timberlake is being sued in an LA federal court docket by longtime music video helmer John Urbano over a movie about Timberlake’s blockbuster ‘The 20/20 Expertise’, reviews ‘Deadline’. Beneath a profit-sharing plan initiated supposedly by Timberlake, he and promoting veteran Urbano would movie the docu beneath the radar and convey it to market together with the discharge of the long-awaited album.

Urbano, in accordance with ‘Deadline’, has alleged that the ‘Trolls’ star bilked him out of round 2.5 million {dollars}, which is the Ohio-based estimates he would have been paid if the documentary had been an easy for rent deal. As a substitute, apart from $20,000 proper initially of filming in 2012 and a few bills, the One Course collaborator and Keith City director alleges he has seen bupkis from Timberlake.

The breach of contract grievance from Urbano, accessed by ‘Deadline’, reads, “As a substitute of fulfilling his obligations to the three way partnership, Mr Timberlake has did not take any steps to advertise, market, and promote the ‘Making of The 20/20 Expertise’. Mr Timberlake has more and more distanced himself from the challenge and his associate — typically utilizing a community of brokers, managers, and handlers to interface with Mr Urbano.”

Aside from monetary compensation, Urbano needs a court docket order at hand over all rights to the ‘Making of the 20/20 Expertise’ flick to him. Reps for Timberlake and his Tennman Leisure Inc. didn’t reply to request for response to the lawsuit.

‘The 20/20 Expertise’, which featured Jay-Z, got here out in early 2013. Considerably of a musical comeback for the performer, the file proved an enormous hit for Timberlake, in addition to receiving a good dose of essential acclaim.

A double-platinum success, ‘The 20/20 Expertise’ additionally snagged two Grammys, a 2013 American Music Award and a quartet of wins on the MTV Video Awards that very same yr.

Since then Timberlake has put out two extra albums, 2013’s ‘The 20/20 Expertise – 2 of two’ and 2018’s ‘Man of the Woods’. Neither have been as profitable as the primary 20/20 album. ‘Man of the Woods’, in truth, was not licensed platinum till September 2021, over two and a half years after it was launched.

Extra lately, having starred within the Fisher Stevens-directed drama ‘Palmer’ final yr, Timberlake has the crime thriller ‘Reptile’ from very long time video director Grant Singer set to debut on Netflix later this yr. Alicia Silverstone, Michael Pitt and Benicio Del Toro co-star within the characteristic debut from Singer, who co-wrote the script.

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