Uzbekistan bans film over absence of Morgan Freeman

Action thriller Daydi has been pulled from cinemas after promotional posters featuring the actor turned out to be misleading

Uzbekistan’s film licensing body has stopped the release of a homegrown movie because it doesn’t feature Morgan Freeman. The actor was featured on posters to sell Daydi (Rogue), but makes no appearance in the final product.

The poster appeared to lift images of the actor from the promotional materials for the 2015 film Last Knights. The licensers accused production studio Timur Film of breaching consumers’ rights by falsely promising an appearance from the A-lister. Timur Film has yet to comment.

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