In 2019 came “Yesterday” by Danny Boyle. Ana de Armas could have appeared there but was cut during the editing. Except that a trailer kept its passage and two fans decided to attack Universal for “false advertising”.
Ana de Armas more and more present
Ana de Armas has clearly caught the eye of the general public since its short but significant presence in Dying can wait. Thanks to the latest James Bond worn by Daniel Craig, the actress can now display on her CV a film to over $774 million in worldwide box office receipts. That’s double what it brought At loggerheads in which she shared the poster, already with Daniel Craig.
Before that, some had surely fallen under his spell in blade runner 2049 (2017). And still a few years earlier, remember that she had made life difficult for Keanu Reeves in Knock-Knock (2015). It’s since Eli Roth’s film that Ana de Armas’ career has really taken off in Hollywood. This allowed him in a few years to work on a variety of films. Blockbusters like auteur films. Among the authors she met, there was Olivier Assayas for Cuban Network, as well as Danny Boyle for Yesterday. If you don’t remember her in the latter, that’s normal. The actress was simply cut during editing after test screenings. But the fact remains that it was indeed directed by the filmmaker.
A cut in the editing of Yesterday which does not pass
In Yesterday, Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), a fan of Beatles, wakes up one fine day in a world where the famous english group never existed. Himself a singer-songwriter but in trouble, he decides to appropriate the pieces of the Beatles. During the feature film, although he has a relationship with Ellie, played by Lily James, he had to cross paths with Roxanne, played by Ana de Armas, when he arrived in Los Angeles. The two characters had to flirt, but that ultimately didn’t get more to the public, as screenwriter Richard Curtis explained to Cinemablend. His scenes were therefore edited out by Danny Boyle.
However, these passages have been well kept in a Universal trailer (at 2min03 below). We see Jack performing a song during the Late Late Show by James Corden in front of a very emotional Ana de Armas. Result, Conor Woulfe and Peter Michael Rosza experienced a real disappointment in discovering that she is not in the film. So much so that the two fans of the actress have decided to attack the American studio, as revealed Deadline. They claim to have spent $3.99 on Amazon to watch the movie, having relied on the trailer.
According to them, it is a “misleading and deceptive advertising“. Above all, it would make the public believe that “Ana De Armas has an important character role in the film“. They even go further by claiming that it is a manipulation of the studio. The latter would have liked to use the popularity of the actress who would be, according to them, superior to those of Lily James and Himesh Patel They are therefore asking for damages. The approach is daring, but it is difficult to imagine such a trial proving them right. Let’s wait all the same to see where all this will go. Case to follow…