Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Movie Stunt Legal Action

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Movie Stunt Legal Action

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A FRASER Coast stuntman is suing Warner Brothers after he was left brain-damaged when a high-speed car chase went wrong during the filming of blockbuster The Hangover: Part II last year.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles during the week, Scott McLean, who played Ed Helms's stunt double in the movie, alleges the Hollywood studio giant was negligent over the Bangkok car chase in which he was injured.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified financial compensation for the injuries McLean suffered when a car he was in was hit by another vehicle that skidded out of control on the movie set in December.

The stuntman suffered C[pounds sterling]permanent brain and physical injuriesC[yen] and has C[pounds sterling]ongoing seizures, speech impediments, physical impediments and brain traumaC[yen] from the crash.

The lawsuit claims that stunt co-ordinator Russell Solberg, named as a co-defendant, changed the timing of the split-second stunt after the performance had begun. …

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