Netflix, which will release the Panama Papers drama The Laundromat on Friday, has been sued by a law firm. In the film, the company believes it is being mistakenly blamed.

According to Deadline, the streaming service has been charged with defamation and infringement of the trademark of the company.

The lawyers of Mossack Fonseca claim to be portrayed in the film as "ruthless, indifferent lawyers involved in money laundering, tax evasion, bribery and other criminal conduct".

Mossack Fonseca closed its doors in March as a result of the financial and image damage sustained by the company as a result of the Panama Papers scandal. Actors Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas play two lawyers of the firm.

Celebrities brought in money to avoid taxes

The project, in which Meryl Streep and Sharon Stone also play a role, is based on The Secrecy World by Jake Bernstein. As an investigative journalist, Bernstein helped make the Panama Papers public.

The Panama Papers contains information showing that many companies and individuals have placed their money in Panama and other countries to avoid potential taxes.

The documents also mentioned celebrities such as Jackie Chan, Simon Cowell, Emma Watson, footballer Lionel Messi and the father of British Prime Minister David Cameron.


Antonio Banderas plays shady lawyer in trailer Laundromat