Uzbekistan Bars a Film for Not Featuring Morgan Freeman As Promised

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Morgan Freeman. Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Invictus Games

Do not promise Morgan Freeman to Uzbekistan if you do not intend to follow through, damn it! A film from the country, Daydi (it translates to Rogue), was set for release this week, but the Uzbekistan film-licensing agency pulled it for failing to star Morgan Freeman as promised. According to The Independent, Freeman was featured prominently in the trailer and poster for the film, but his likeness was reportedly ripped from his role in 2015’s Last Knights. Freeman’s absence in Daydi despite the advertising is thus being called a breach of consumer’s rights by the licensing agency. Two government bodies will ultimate decide if Daydi can debut. Trying to dupe your audience with the almighty himself? Pretty slick.

Uzbekistan Bars Film for Not Featuring Morgan Freeman