Terrence Howard Threatens to Sue Triumph Producers for Using His Image Without Permission

Terrence Howard Threatens to Sue Triumph Producers for Using His Image Without Permission
Terrence Howard is threatening to sue the producers of the new movie Triumph, the amateur wrestling drama that was released in theaters on April 30. Directed by Brett Leonard and written by Michael D. Coffey, the movie stars Breaking Bad alum Rj Mitte as a high school senior with cerebral palsy who strives to succeed in wrestling. Howard co-stars as the young man's coach, and his name and likeness were featured prominently in the movie's marketing.

Two weeks after the release of Triumph, Terrence Howard had his lawyers send a cease and desist letter to employees at Cinemark, Digital Ignition Entertainment, Argonaut Entertainment Pictures, and others. Per the complaint, Howard alleges that his name, image, and likeness have been used in connection with the movie without his consent. Attorney Michael Saltz notes in the letter that Howard's involvement was "conditioned upon the satisfaction of material monetary and non-monetary promises made by the producers,
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