We are really excited about the movie version of the Hunger Games coming out this spring, and we were almost nearly as excited about the rumored nail polish line to go along with the movie. While color swatches, names, and descriptions were actually floating around on-line (see below *tear*), it appears that the line may have become a tribute in a Hunger Games-like scenario between the filmmaker and the polish manufacturer.
China Glaze’s parent company, American International Industries, is alleging that they signed a contract with the movie’s filmmaker, Lionsgate, to create the polish and contribute to the film’s promotional campaign, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting:
But shortly after Lionsgate executives signed the contract, according to the complaint, the studio made statements to the press that the deal was “not happening,” and asked American to say that the parties “were merely ‘discussing’ a ‘possible’ promotional deal.” American says it refused to lie, prompting a Lionsgate attorney to send an email on Nov. 17 saying that the studio was “terminating” the contract.
American International Industries counters that Lionsgate couldn’t unilaterally terminate the contract, but Lionsgate thinks they can, accusing AII of leaking info about the line to the press. AII is suing for $10 million to cover expenditures for nail polish ingredients and time/labor.
So we probably won’t be wearing Katniss’ “Heat of the Moment” on our nails, but maybe someone will come out with a line of Effie Trinket pink wigs.