Original post by Beejoli Shah on Defamer

Someone Else Wants Credit For Another Crappy Justin Timberlake Movie

Someone Else Wants Credit For Another Crappy Justin Timberlake Movie

In the latest lawsuit centered on a movie in which Justin Timberlake recites words from a page, a Greek screenwriter claims that Fox and New Regency's 2011 Timberlake-Amanda Seyfried thriller, In Time, plagiarized an idea from a screenplay he showed to Fox 15 years prior.

Odysseus Lappas, aside from having the best name ever, alleges that he had written a synopsis for his film Time Card, and shared it with a Fox script reader back in 1996. Said reader, Lappas claims, offered him $50,000 for the synopsis, which Lappas refused as he wanted to write and direct his film as well.

While it seems suspect that a script reader, who is generally hired solely to give recommendations to the studio and imbued with no such power to purchase, could offer tens of thousands of dollars solely for a film treatment, Lappas is sticking to his claim and is seeking over $4.5 million in damages.

This is not the first lawsuit this year sparked by a film that starred Justin Timberlake.

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