Originally posted on Variety:
A screenwriter who contends his idea was stolen for Warner Bros.’ “Trouble with the Curve” is now claiming that the studio is relying on “fraudulent documents” in presenting evidence that the movie was hatched well before he came up with his own project.
Attorneys for Ryan A. Brooks filed a brief on Monday that contends that forensic experts have determined that floppy disks on which the pic’s credited screenwriter, Randy Brown, stored his scripts were “manipulated” to “present inaccurate information about date of creation.”
Warner Bros. and other defendants in the suit are seeking a summary judgment to dismiss the case, in which Brooks claims that there was a “conspiracy” to cover up the lineage of the pic’s screenplay. He contends that his idea for a project called “Omaha” was lifted for “Trouble with the Curve,” which was released in 2012 and grossed about $49 million at the worldwide box…
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