Furious 7 banned in Thailand because of Tony Jaa?

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The seventh installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is set to be released here in the States in just a few short days. Unfortunately for fans in Thailand, the movie has been banned from theaters due to a contract dispute with Thailand’s very own beloved action star, Tony Jaa.

The news just recently came out that the Civil Court has ruled to halt the release of the film in Thailand theaters because of allegations from Sahamongkol Film International saying that Tony Jaa breached his contract with them. The production company is behind many of Tony Jaa’s hits like Ong Bak and The Protector. They claim to have exclusive rights to the actor, prohibiting him from appearing in any movies outside the company, and they are now asking for $49 million in damages.

When asked to comment on the news, Ton Jaa claims that the contract with the company expired, which is why he began to seek opportunities outside Sahamongkol Film. The company then revealed that they renewed the contract and has Tony Jaa under contract til 2023. The news has angered fans and many have gone on various social media sites to bash the production company and its CEO.

The case is still under investigation.

Source: The Bangkok Post

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