Wyrd Sisters try to bar 'GoF' distribution in Canada

  October 25, 2005 at 8:03 PM ET
  Geri     Yahoo! News (via Canadian Press)
  harry potter and the goblet of fire, goblet of fire, jarvis cocker, jonny greenwood, phil selway, wyrd sisters

Last month we told youopens in new window all about a Canadian folk group, The Wyrd Sisters, who were suing Warner Brothers and the group who will be playing the band during the Yule Ball scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It would now seem that they have securedopens in new window a November 4th court day to apply for an injunction barring distribution of the film in Canada.

The lawsuit against Warner Bros., Jarvis Cocker from Pulp and Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway of Radiohead alleges that the group in the film appears under their groups name but according to Warner Bros. there is no mention of the group’s name in the movie.

According to Warner Bros. spokesperson, Scott Rowe:

There is absolutely no name . . . for the band that is playing. They are never identified by name. We have (also) submitted sworn affidavits to the court, stating that the name Wyrd Sisters is not being used either in the film or on its soundtrack.

Warner Bros. even flew to Canada to show a copy of the movie to prove that the name Wyrd Sisters was not mentioned.

As soon as we hear more on this matter we will let you know, especially for our Canadian Harry Potter fans.


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