A spokesman for Lionsgate, whose Summit distribution arm label is releasing the film in Italy, said it will pull all 12 Years a Slave Posters featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender after world outrage. Statement below.
The ’12 Years a Slave’ theatrical posters featuring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender that were recently released in Italy were unauthorized and were not approved by any of the producers or licensors of the film. Summit Entertainment, acting as exclusive sales agent for the licensors, is investigating and taking immediate action to stop the distribution of any unauthorized posters and to have those posters currently in the marketplace recalled.”
Church Lady voice: How conveeenient!
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