The actor is seeking $3 million in damages, accusing the studio of capitalizing on his name to sell DVD copies of this critically panned supernatural thriller, which finds a group of children becoming possessed at a local community camp. The DVD cover offers a prominent image of Jesse Eisenberg, with only his name above the title, selling the film as a starring vehicle for the Oscar nominated actor.
Jesse Eisenberg only has a cameo in Camp Hell, clocking less than five minutes of screen time. And he was only paid $3000, which is considerably less than what he usually receives for his acting services. Because of this, Jesse Eisenberg has cited alleged misappropriation of right of publicity and unfair business practices.
The actor states that he has sued Lionsgate to "warn his fans and the public that, contrary to [the film's advertising], he is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in Camp Hell."
The Camp Hell DVD debuted this past August. If you're interested, you can purchase it direct from us.