Last month, just as Dario Argento's 'Giallo' was gearing up to hit DVD shelves, star Adrien Brody stopped the flick right in its tracks.

Why would the star of a film stop it from being seen? As the story goes, Brody signed on, started production, and a week in he found out that the film was underfunded and his pay had not been put into an escrow account as planned. To keep him from leaving the project, Brody was told that new funding was secured and got him to sign a new agreement that if he didn't get paid, he would have the "absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness in the Picture."

The film wrapped, and when it geared up for a stateside DVD release with Brody's face on the cover, the actor still hadn't received all of his pay, so he decided to exercise that convenient new agreement and stop the film. Fast-forward a month, and he's won the first battle of the war.
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