Here is a piece of shocking news for fans waiting for Ben Affleck’s latest film Hypnotic. The pandemic related delays on the film have sparked a lawsuit against the insurance company as it is refusing the coverage during COVID shutdown. Read the full article to know the details.
Robert Rodriguez is helming Hypnotic. The film features Ben Affleck as a detective who becomes ensnared in a mystery involving his missing daughter and a secret government program.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Hoosegow Productions is suing Chubb National Insurance Company for breach of contract and fraud, among other claims, and is asking a California federal judge for a declaration that Hoosegow is entitled to have the policy’s expiration date extended ‘in accord with Chubb National’s custom and practice and Chubb National’s express and implied representations’ and that the insurer’s assertion it has no obligation to extend the coverage and can instead offer a renewal policy containing a COVID-19 exclusion is incorrect.”
The principal photography of Ben Affleck’s Hypnotic was supposed to begin in April but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was postponed like many other Hollywood motion pictures. Hoosegow wanted an extension, hence reached out to Chubb. The report continued, “Hoosegow reached out to Chubb about an extension and claims it was ignored for two months before the company said the “global Chubb position” was to deny the extension request.”
Reportedly, the value of the cast insurance policy purchased from Chubb National is $58 million. The policy stipulated it would be paid out if Ben Affleck or James Rodriguez fell sick, died, or were otherwise unavailable