'Piranha 3D' Madness: 3 Clips, New TV Spot, Girls Gone Wild Creator Pissed? - Bloody Disgusting!

‘Piranha 3D’ Madness: 3 Clips, New TV Spot, Girls Gone Wild Creator Pissed?

Three clips from Dimension Films’ Piranha 3D have finally found their way online, one of which features a little controversy. The New York Post writes that star Jerry O’Connell has been warned. In the Alex Aja (video interview) directed film arriving in theaters Friday, the actor plays a soft-core pornographer filming bikini babes on spring break. But he’s not supposed to say he’s playing Joe Francis, the founder of “Girls Gone Wild.” “For legal reasons I’m supposed to say, ‘I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis,’ ” O’Connell told journo Jacob Bernstein. Now, Francis’ lawyer, Stanton Stein, has fired off a letter to the Weinstein Company, which produced the horror flick through its Dimension Films: “We caution all of those associated with this film to refrain from maligning Mr. Francis . . . Any defamatory or disparaging statements . . . will be met with swift litigation.” D-yikes! Get off your high horse, ass. In addition, inside you’ll also find a spoilery second TV Spot now airing.