Entertainment Reese Witherspoon Is Being Sued Over ‘Gone Girl’

06:07  08 december  2017
06:07  08 december  2017 Source:   harpersbazaar.com.au

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Reese Witherspoon sued for producing " Gone Girl " which screenwriter says ripped off her work. Weller claims a bunch of similarities they both focus on a married couple's relationship where the husband and wife are slowly drifting apart.

Reese Witherspoon got a lot of accolades for producing " Gone Girl ," and now she's got a lawsuit. Weller is also suing the book's author, Gillian Flynn, along with the movie's director, David Fincher. She says the movie lifts from the book, which lifts from her screenplay.

A screenwriter has filed a lawsuit against Reese Witherspoon Gillian Flynn, and David Fincher, claiming that Gone Girl was copied by her original work.: Reese Witherspoon Is Being Sued Over ‘Gone Girl’© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Reese Witherspoon Is Being Sued Over ‘Gone Girl’

Reese Witherspoon's foray into producing has been wildly successful of as late. Credited for “changing Hollywood for women” by the Wall Street Journal, Witherspoon was recently awarded the title 'Entertainment Innovator of the Year'—and for good reason.

Her production company, Hello Sunshine, is the name behind the Emmy-winning TV series Big Little Lies, as well as critically acclaimed films Gone Girl and Wild. Along with her growing lifestyle brand Draper James, Witherspoon has swiftly become a symbol of entrepreneurial empowerment.

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Reese Witherspoon got a lot of accolades for producing “ Gone Girl ,” and now she’s got a lawsuit. Weller goes on … both her screenplay and the novel are structured in the same way — first Weller is also suing the book’s author, Gillian Flynn, along with the movie’s director, David Fincher.

Reese Witherspoon is in legal hot water for producing the hit thriller “ Gone Girl .” Weller is also suing the book’s author, Gillian Flynn, along with the movie’s director, David Fincher. She says the movie lifts from the book, which lifts from her screenplay.

However, her past work may have come back to bite her. A new lawsuit, lodged against her by screenwriter Leslie Weller, claims Gone Girl was lifted from a work she penned 12 years ago, titled Out of the Blue.

a person standing posing for the camera: Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike at the premiere of Gone Girl.© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Rosamund Pike at the premiere of Gone Girl.

According to TMZ, Weller claims Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, was copied (or at least heavily inspired by) Weller's screeplay, which she sent to a script consultant in 2005.

Citing multiple plot similarities, Weller says the premise of a crumbling marriage, a morally ambiguous husband and subsequent plot twist involving a wife's quest for revenge, were directly lifted from her original work.

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Reese Witherspoon (left) received a lot of praise for producing Gone Girl , but now the actress is being sued over the box office hit. Leslie Weller is suing Witherspoon along with the movie's director David Fincher (left) and the author of the book Gillian Flynn (right with Witherspoon ).

By Nikki Chowdury. Reese Witherspoon 's foray into producing has been wildly successful of as late. A new lawsuit, lodged against her by screenwriter Leslie Weller, claims Gone Girl was lifted from a work she penned 12 years ago, titled Out of the Blue.

Witherspoon is not alone, however. Weller has also filed a lawsuit against the book’s author, Gillian Flynn, and the movie’s director, David Fincher.

Witherspoon hasn't yet commented on the lawsuit.

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