George Clooney and Julia Roberts are teaming up, but sadly, it's not for a new film project. The A-list actors have reportedly filed a joint lawsuit against two audio-visual companies — Digital Projection Inc. of Georgia and Beyond Audio of Canada — for using their names, faces and reputations to sell expensive movie projectors and entertainment systems to buyers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Ocean's Eleven co-stars filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, claiming misappropriation of publicity rights, trademark infringement and negligence.
Although neither Julia or George have spoken out about the lawsuit, the friends have obviously discussed the terms of the case and are working together to fight the companies' wrong doings. They have hired Charles Harder of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin in Los Angeles to represent them.
"Defendants prominently used large photographs of Plaintiffs in Defendants' advertising, marketing and promotions including print advertisements published in numerous magazines over the past several months," the lawsuit reads. "Accordingly, Defendants are liable to Plaintiffs for the infringement of their publicity rights, privacy rights, and trademark rights."
What do you think of the lawsuit?