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Jim Carrey may have violated contract for 'Kick-Ass 2'

By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   June 25, 2013 at 11:57 AM   |   Comments

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June 25 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey used his Twitter account to blast his new movie, "Kick-Ass 2" earlier this week. But his negative comments may have violated his film contract.

Carrey said that in light of recent violence, he could not support the movie.



“Publicity, promotion and marketing are just as important to the success of a film as the quality of the film itself, and it is crucial for a distributor to tightly control all aspects of the branding and imaging of the film,” producer Gary Michael Walters said.

"The support of the actors and director in promoting a film is extremely helpful, indeed vital, and studios and financers almost always require their key talent to do a certain amount of publicity for their movies. At a minimum, an actor contract would provide that the talent could not do publicity without studio approval and there is generally a non-disparagement provision as well.”

Carrey's contract most likely covers these terms, which would put him in a breach of agreement. Studios rarely sue A-list celebrities, however, and a source said it "likely won't turn into much more than a wrist slap."

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