The critically-acclaimed drama Drive is currently playing in theaters, and a Michigan woman is suing its distributor for false advertising. Sarah Deming filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict, claiming the trailer misled her into thinking it was an action movie inline with Fast & Furious. Here's an excerpt from the lawsuit below.
Drive's 'misleading' trailer sparks a lawsuit against FilmDistrict
"[The studio] promoted the film Drive as very similar to the Fast & Furious, or similar series of movies. Drive bore very little similarity to a chase, or race action film...having very little driving in the motion picture."
The woman was also offended by Drive's excessive violence and racism towards the Jewish community.
"Drive was a motion picture that substantially contained extreme gratuitous defamatory dehumanizing racism directed against members of the Jewish faith, and thereby promoted criminal violence against members of the Jewish faith."
Sarah Deming is not only seeking to be reimbursed for the cost of her Drive ticket, but she is also seeking a ban on misleading movie trailers. You can to watch the news segment from a Detroit TV station discussing the lawsuit.
Drive was released September 16th, 2011 and stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos. The film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.