Washington, September 16 (ANI): The producers of Jennifer Aniston’s new film have been sued by two screenwriters, who alleged that the movie’s plot has been stolen.
Filing their papers against NBC Universal executives, Greg Crowder and Tony Freitas claimed that Scott Bernstein had rejected their script titled ‘The Truth’ when he was Vice President of Production for Universal Pictures in 2006.
Their contention is that the script has now been revamped as ‘Love Happens’, starring Aniston and Aaron Eckhart.
The film is set to hit cinemas on September 18, reports Contactmusic.
According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, Crowder and Freitas want it pulled from release or 100,000 dollars in damages.
Crowder claims that Bernstein told him the script for The Truth needed a rewrite before Universal would buy it, and since the producers refused to pay for the rewriting work, the deal did not materialise.
The writer says that he was shocked to learn that the script for Aniston’s new flick, which revolves around a self-help guru with a dark past, was very similar to that he had written with Freitas. (ANI)