Since I live here in Colorado, I am always keeping my eyes open for entertainment matters that hit close to home. In this instance, a stagehand from Jeff Goldblum’s new movie Pittsburgh is suing to stop the airing and distribution of the program until her scene is cut. Now, what is Colorado connection? Well, the company tapped to distribute the film is no other than Douglas County, Colorado’s Starz Entertainment Network. According to the Associated Press,
Croyle, a 30-year veteran stagehand, was working at the Benedum Center in 2004 when Goldblum was appearing in a Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera production of The Music Man.
The 55-year-old actor isn’t named as a defendant, although the movie centers on his appearance in the musical and suggests in mock documentary style that he did so against the advice of his agent and friends, who were concerned it would hurt his career.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Pittsburgh, seeks $4 million damages.
It targets several Southern California production companieso directors Chris Bradley and Kyle La Bracheo and Starz Entertainment LLC, the Douglas County cable channel now airing the movie. (Source)
According to the article,
Croyle said she learned she was in the movie only after other people saw it and told her about it. In the scene, Goldblum uses a sexual innuendo while Croyle rubs alcohol on his skin and blows air on it before attempting to tape a microphone to him. (Source)