Terrence Howard has filed a lawsuit against his former boss, 20th Century Fox, alleging they used his likeness from his 2005 film ‘Hustle and Flow’ for ‘Empire.’
According to TMZ, the 51-year-old actor alleges in the lawsuit that, the studio used his likeness for a scene from ‘Hustle and Flow’, for the ‘Empire’ logo… since he never sat down for a photo shoot.
From the docs… Terrence says, “the still frame was selected, reversed (face looking left, not right), and subjected to CGI that simply distilled the cinematographer’s skilled capture of the head with vibrant light and shadow” to make the ‘Empire’ logo.
Terrence alleges that if Fox had gotten a proper license for the image from Paramount, he would have been paid.
The actor is suing for unspecified damages and he also wants a full accounting of ‘Empire merchandise that was sold with that logo on it.’
Currently, 20th Century Fox hasn’t commented on the lawsuit and neither has Terrence Howard also commented publicly about it yet.