Trump Sends Cease and Desist Letter Over ‘The Apprentice’ Movie

Donald Trump’s legal professionals try to go off a U.S. sale of The Apprentice popping out of Cannes by slapping the filmmakers with a stop and desist letter, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Nonetheless, the filmmakers behind the Trump film appear like they won’t be swayed from searching for distribution for the film stateside. “The movie is a good and balanced portrait of the previous president. We wish everybody to see it after which determine,” a consultant for the movie’s producers mentioned in an announcement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday.

The authorized transfer by Trump’s authorized crew follows director Ali Abbasi’s film receiving a Cannes world premiere, and an eight-minute standing ovation, earlier this week.

Abbasi has already shrugged off a risk from Trump’fs presidential marketing campaign to deliver a lawsuit in opposition to the venture. “Everyone talks about him suing lots of people — they don’t speak about his success charge although, ?” Abbasi mentioned on the Cannes press convention for The Apprentice. 

The Apprentice explores Donald Trump’s rise to energy in Eighties America beneath the affect of the firebrand right-wing legal professional Roy Cohn. Sebastian Stan portrays a younger model of the actual property mogul in his pre-MAGA days, whereas Succession star Jeremy Sturdy performs Cohn, together with Martin Donovan (Tenet) as Fred Trump Sr. and Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) as Ivana Trump.

The movie has been described as a surprisingly humanistic portrayal of the worldwide icon and former U.S. president now recognized merely as “The Donald,” nevertheless it additionally comprises a number of disturbing and profoundly unflattering scenes, together with a sequence the place he rapes his first spouse Ivana, will get liposuction and surgical procedure for his bald spot, turns into hooked on fat burners and betrays the belief of a lot of these closest to him. 

One of many buyers in The Apprentice, Dan Snyder, a former proprietor of the Washington Commanders, is reportedly offended over the movie’s portrayal of Trump and has threatened his personal cease-and-desist letter to dam a U.S. distribution deal.