Film controversies we didn’t see coming – lashes, guns and lawsuits

It emerged today that the punishment for appearing in a banned movie overseas would result in 90 lashes and a year in jail for one Iranian actress. News of the controversial punishment has angered many already angry human rights advocates as the jail time handed out by the Iranian justice system amounts to human rights abuses in the eyes of most of the world.

Despite the actress (Marzeih Vafamehr) appearing in an Australian film that criticises the Islamic regime, it doesn’t seem just from our point of view to punish someone who has a different opinion.

However, this is not the only film controversy we discovered this week. A film trailer entitled ‘Drive’ starring Ryan Gosling ‘forced’ an American woman to take action after she felt it was misleading and marketed a premise closer to the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise. FilmDistrict, the distributor behind the trailer faces the music but will it stop them? Check the trailer below..and please keep reading..

Brad Pitt’s World War Z ran into trouble when weapons to be used for the production were not deactivated, and subsequently seized in Hungary. They could have been used to fire live rounds, which would have turned fiction into a real shooting-spree for the actors of the Zombie apocalypse movie. Whoops.

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