Jackass star Bam Margera is filing a lawsuit with his former collaborators since they cut him from being on the upcoming Jackass Forever movie.
Per Comicbook.com, 41-year-old Margera is not only coming after Johnny Knoxville, but he’s filed suit against Paramount Pictures, MTV Networks, director Jeff Tremaine, producer Spike Jonze, Dickhouse Entertainment and others. Among the many things the suit asks for, including monetary relief, Margera hopes that the court will stop the release of the upcoming movie (it’s currently scheduled for October 22).
Margera’s suit alleges that while he was in rehab in 2019, Knoxville, Tremaine, and Jonze approached him with a “Wellness Agreement” which saw him undergo “countless breathalyzer and urinalysis tests” as a means test of maintaining employment on any/all future Jackass projects. Margera claims that he didn’t violate the terms but was fired anyway after one test revealed he’d taken Adderall, for which he claims to have had a prescription. The suit also claims that Margera filmed several scenes for the movie before being fired and that many of his “dozens of ideas for inclusion in the film” are being used in the final cut.
Director of all four Jackass movies, Jeff Tremaine as well as one of the parties named in the suit filed and was granted a restraining order against Margera for the next three years.
“We want Bam to be happy and healthy and get the help he needs,” Knoxville previously said in an interview. “We tried to push that along. I think that’s all I really want to say about it….I don’t want to get into public back-and-forth with Bam. I just want him to get better.”
The cast for the upcoming Jackass Forever will include Knoxville as well as other franchise heavyweights Steve-O, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey, and Preston Lacy. Jackass Forever will also feature new faces to the cast including Jasper Dolphin, Sean McInerney aka Poopies, Zach Holmes aka Zackass and more.
Watch the official trailer for Jackass Forever below: