Furious 7 finally releases in Thailand despite contract dispute with Tony Jaa

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Looks like fans in Thailand will finally get to see the new Fast and Furious movie despite it being blocked from being released in theaters last week.

In case you missed it, Sahamongkol Film International, the company behind many of Tony Jaa’s hits like The Protector and Ong Bak, claimed to have a multidecade exclusive contract with the action star that prohibited him from appearing in any films outside the studio. News has just come out that the judge has thrown out the injunction allowing the movie to be released.

“Proud. Proud is how I feel. Thai audiences are big fans of Fast and the Furious, and I’m a big fan, too,” said Jaa after the news came out of that the injunction was thrown out.

The case is still under review, Sahamongkol Film is still seeking $49 million for the injunction, but according to Tony Jaa and his manager, he never signed a new contract.

Months after the contract expired in 2013, a new contract was not sent to Tony Jaa’s home but to his estranged sister, who signed it. Jaa, himself, never signed a new contract.

The case is still under review.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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