Boy, will they feel the power of the Force. After grabbing headlines with the cancellation of the films directed by Kevin Feige and Patty Jenkins, the galactic franchise is in more trouble. Lucasfilm faces a labor lawsuit after allegedly unfairly firing a production company The Acolytenext series of Star Wars.
Is about Karyn McCarthywho has worked in productions such as ballers and House of Cards. According to the lawsuit, McCarthy was fired from The Acolyte after a few weeks of work in production. But that was not the worst. According to the producer’s defense, by accepting a position in The AcolyteMcCarthy lost a great job opportunity at another company: Apple TV.
There he would have participated in Sugar, series starring Colin Farrell. Such a situation would have positioned her as the highest paid producer of said company. But when she was fired from the saga starwars, the million dollar offer was no longer available.
“As a result of their bad faith and wrongful termination, Defendants deprived Ms. McCarthy of significant employment, from which she would have earned millions of dollars over the life of the series,” the lawsuit states. “Without explanation, without reason, without justification, Lucasfilm told McCarthy that they wanted her out of the deal. At that point, Apple’s offer was gone.”
The case became complicated once McCarthy went to Lucasfilm to collect his salary for the time he worked on The Acolyte. The company led by Kathleen Kennedy assured that there was no prior agreement between the two parties and that, therefore, it did not receive a single dollar as payment.
“Lucasfilm denied that they had an agreement, even though 1) they had made their offer, which contained all the material points of the deal; 2) McCarthy accepted that offer; 3) Lucasfilm got McCarthy started right away; and 4) Lucasfilm sent McCarthy a memorandum of understanding, commemorating the terms, specifying that McCarthy had already begun work. In further disregard for McCarthy and the work he had already done, Lucasfilm offered to pay him $5,000 for a single day’s work,” the lawsuit reads (via Variety).
McCarthy evidently turned down the offer, deeming it “insulting” to the poor treatment he had already received. Therefore, she had no choice but to take the matter to legal instances to obtain justice. According to reports, her lawyers are seeking compensation for a wide variety of unspecified damages. The lawsuit against Lucasfilm also calls for McCarthy to be credited as executive producer on the upcoming series of Star Wars. They affirm that this would magnify his work and give him the opportunity to enter the next very lucrative projects.
So far, various media have requested Lucasfilm’s position, but the company has not responded. Besides, The Acolyte It doesn’t have a release date yet. It is known that the filming began in October 2022, but there are no great details of the story, only that it possibly follows the tone of Andor.
Juan Jose Cruz I am one of those who always defended Robert Pattinson as Batman and can see the same movie in the theater up to 7 times. My guilty pleasure? Low budget horror movie.