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A federal judge tossed out a screenwriter’s claim that Warner Bros.’ “Trouble with the Curve” was ripped off from his idea, and she refused to even rule on the merits of other claims that the studio and others engaged in a “conspiracy” to cover up the project’s lineage.
Ryan Brooks claimed that his idea for a project called “Omaha” was lifted for “Trouble with the Curve,” and that the credited screenwriter for “Curve” was in fact an “impostor” to cover up its true writer.
But U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer wrote that there were not substantial similarities to the plot and sequence of events, and that areas where they were similar, like a father-daughter baseball story, were more general concepts not protected by copyright. She had indicated on Monday that she was inclined to rule in favor of Warner Bros.’ motion for summary judgment.
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- Ted Johnson
The “Trouble With the Curve” copyright infringement lawsuit is having a hard time getting on base. Warner Bros. won summary judgment Tuesday against a former college ballplayer who claimed the Clint Eastwood film about an aging baseball scout was stolen from his idea. Judge Dale Fisher ruled that the plaintiff, Ryan Brooksfiled, had not demonstrated enough similarity between his script and the completed film. Also read: Ballplayer’s Lawsuit Claims Clint Eastwood’s ‘Trouble With the Curve’ Called for the Steal From the ruling: Defendants’ cross-motion for summary judgment re similarity is Granted, Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment re similarity is Denied, »
- Josh Dickey
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: March 18, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Much awarded drama movie American Hustle features an A-list cast and some really bad hair.
Christian Bale (The Fighter) stars as Irving Rosenfeld, a con man who, along with his seductive partner (Amy Adams, Trouble With the Curve), are forced to work for unscrupulous FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper, Limitless).
Richie’s got his sights on taking down a politician (Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy) and pulling in the mafia boss (Robert De Niro, Everybody’s Fine) for an even bigger score. As Irving and his partner work their hustle, they also have to contend with Irving’s crazy wife (Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), who could just ruin the whole thing.
American Hustle won top Golden Globe awards — Best Actress for Comedy or Musical for Adams, Best Supporting Actress for »
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 office. »
- Ted Johnson
The production company embroiled in an ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2012 film “Trouble With the Curve” claims Warner Bros. Pictures submitted fake evidence, according to legal documents obtained by TheWrap. Also read: Ballplayer’s Lawsuit Claims Clint Eastwood’s ‘Trouble With the Curve’ Called for the Steal The company said in documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court that Warner Bros. doctored pieces of evidence to make them seem like they predated screenplays and concept reels by former college baseball player Ryan A. Brooks, which production company Gold Glove says Warner Bros. ripped off to make “Trouble With the Curve. »
- L.A. Ross
The guy who claims he wrote the movie, "Trouble With the Curve," only to have it stolen out from under him, now says he has CSI-type evidence proving the guy who's getting credit boldly Lied about writing the script before him.Ryan Brooks has sued Randy Brown, claiming he and others stole a script Brooks wrote, entitled "Omaha" ... tinkered with it, and then renamed it "Trouble With the Curve."Brown claims he wrote the script »
- TMZ Staff
Scott Eastwood, the hunky son of legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood, covers Town & Country’s Top 50 Bachelors Issue, giving readers a chance to revisit his sexy October photo shoot that made him a sensation in his own right.
Scott Eastwood, 27, became a heartthrob overnight after appearing shirtless in the October issue of Town & Country and since then the aspiring actor has been slowly gaining more attention from Hollywood and the public alike. Scott, who has appeared in a few of his father’s films, such as Trouble With The Curve (2012) and Gran Torino (2008), is arguably on the cusp of his big break in Hollywood. Scott is currently filming Fury in London with writer/director David Ayer and co-stars Brad Pitt and Shia Labeouf, to name a few.
Scott, who has been romantically linked to singer/actress Jana Kramer, certainly qualifies to be a top bachelor, »
Criminally absent from the big screen since Jennifer Westfeldt’s 2011 comedy-drama, Friends With Kids, Jon Hamm is about to make his very much overdue return in Disney’s real-life sports drama, Million Dollar Arm.
The anticipated movie heads into cinemas stateside in May, and on Christmas Eve, the studio launched a great first trailer and poster, teasing what is sure to be another instant-classic performance from Hamm.
In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, Jb Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turninto a Major League Baseball star, Jb travels to India to produce a realityshow competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by »
- Kenji Lloyd
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