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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 »
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 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
3 items from 2011
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