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Yet another lawsuit is being filed against Warner Bros. on behalf of Todd Phillips. lucrative Hangover sequel. Instead of facial tattoos, this one pertains to brain injuries sustained by a stunt double during one of the film.s automobile chase sequences. Scott McLean was standing in for Ed Helms while Phillips filmed in Bangkok, Thailand for a scene that required the stunt double to hang out of a window, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Perhaps it's the scene where Helms. character is attempting to pull the drug-peddling monkey back into a speeding car? Either way, a production source tells the trade that the car McLean was riding in collided with a car heading in the opposite direction, and the stunt man is claiming that a miscommunication led to the accident. The plaintiff says the film.s stunt coordinator, co-defendant Russell Solberg, ordered the driver of McLean.s car to speed up »
Not everything was fun and games on the set of "The Hangover Part 2." According to The Hollywood Reporter, a stuntman who was air-lifted from the Bangkok set due to injuries during filming has sustained long-lasting brain damage.
Scott McLean, who was acting as Ed Helms' stunt double, was injured in a high-speed car scene in December of 2010. He was hanging out of the window of the vehicle when it was struck by another vehicle in the scene. Now, McLean is filing a lawsuit against Warner Bros. to recuperate losses for his sustained injury.
According to McLean's filed complaint in California federal court, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the film's stunt coordinator, Russell Solberg, changed the "precision and timing" at the last minute. Following the stunt accident McClean was reportedly airlifted to a hospital in Australia where he has been recuperating.
McLean likely has "permanent brain and physical injuries," his reps said. »
- Kiki Von Glinow
Los Angeles, California (X17online) -- Warner Bros. is being sued by a stuntman who worked on the Thailand set of The Hangover: Part II. Scott McLean says he was acting as a stunt double for Ed Helms during a sequence filmed in December in which cars were traveling at high speeds. He was a passenger when and leaning out of the window when the car driving towards McLean's car hit it. McLean says he was left with brain injuries. According to the complaint, filed in California federal court on Tuesday, the film's stunt coordinator, co-defendant Russell Solberg, changed the timing on the stunt sequence: "Solberg commanded to the driver of the automobile in which plaintiff Scott McLean was a passenger, that the speed of his vehicle be increased significantly to a speed unsafe for the stunt, thus resulting in a major collision." McLean was reportedly airlifted from Thailand to Australia, »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is now facing a The Hangover Part II lawsuit filed by a stuntman who allegedly suffered “significant brain injuries” during a stunt on the movie’s set in Bangkok. Stunt actor Scott McLean was doubling for Ed Helms in a car chase sequence, when the car he was riding in was hit by another vehicle that skidded out of control. And here we thought the most horrible part of that movie was seeing that poor monkey nibbling on a severed finger. That’s still a close second!
According to McLean’s lawsuit, it was allegedly the movie’s stunt coordinator Russell Solberg who made the decision that lead to the crash. “Solberg commanded to the driver of the automobile in which plaintiff Scott McLean was a passenger, that the speed of his vehicle be increased significantly to a speed unsafe for the stunt, »
- Halle Kiefer
According to the claim, filed yesterday in California federal court, the scene in question was being shot by the film’s second unit director, Brian Smerz — who was also named in the lawsuit, along with stunt coordinator Russell Solberg.
Stuntman Scott McLean was riding as a passenger in the vehicle when a crash occurred, resulting in “likely permanent brain and physical injuries,” according to the lawsuit. »
- Anthony Breznican
5 items from 2011
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