Angelina Jolie has allegedly taken something that wasn't hers.
Angelina made her directorial debut with the weighty film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey", and now she's being sued for copyright violation.
Croatian journalist James Braddock claims the Oscar-winner's upcoming movie is based on his 2007 book," The Subject Work". Braddock filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Illinois, where he claims that he met with producer Edin Sarkic, who is now working on Angelina's movie.
Braddock says he and Sarkic met several times in 2008 to discuss the possibility of his book's subject being adapted for the big screen. Apparently "possibility" meant just taking it and hoping the writer would never find out.
Braddock claims that he and the producer discussed the book in detail, which, just like "In the Land of Blood and Honey", focuses on the story of a female prisoner and Serbian soldier, “including plot and character development and the story's cultural significance and historical accuracy."
So pretty much the whole book, then...
The writer is now seeking an injunction to stop the film from being released on its scheduled date, December 23. He's also seeking damages in an unspecified amount.
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