Terrence Howard has hired some high-powered legal guns to fight with the producers of his latest film, “Triumph.”
Howard claims the producers don’t have his consent to use him in the movie, which was released last month.
Howard’s legal team sent a cease and desist to the employees of Cinemark, Digital Ignition Entertainment, Argonaut Entertainment Partners and others, claiming they used his name, image and likeness in this movie and its promotion without his permission.
Howard’s lawyer, Michael Saltz, stated in the cease and desist letter that the “Empire” star’s involvement with the film about a high school wrestler with cerebral palsy was “conditioned upon the satisfaction of material monetary and non-monetary promises made by the producers, which never happened.”
Howard’s attorneys claim “Triumph” producers acknowledged as recently as April 15 that Howard’s consent had still not been obtained and that the movie could not come out until they got a signed release from Howard, but somehow the movie was released theatrically on April 30 anyway.
Howard’s legal letter goes on to threaten Argonaut with legal action if it continues involving him with “distribution, advertising, promotion, and/or exhibition of ‘Triumph’ in any manner” as the letter claims it’s a violation of his publicity rights.