Katie Holmes Ex Tom Cruise Sued for $1 Billion!
Katie Holmes ex husband Tom Cruise is being sued over the 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' screenplay for a billion dollars.
That's not a misprint, the actor who was once married to Katie Holmes and Paramount Pictures have been targeted for the stunning amount with a copyright infringement lawsuit for $1 billion by writer Timothy Patrick McLanahan, who claims he came up with the original idea for the blockbuster back in 1998.
According to RadarOnline.com, the official court documents filed on 20 December 2013, read: ''In 1998, I had written a screenplay called 'Head On'. After submitting it to the US Copyright Office, 'Head On' received a copyright certificate protecting its material and author from unauthorized use.''
The screenwriter claims his original script by rejected by William Morris Agency, but they allegedly ''shopped the script around the world ... including [to] Tom Cruise's Rick Nicita, top agent with Creative Artist Agency.''
When the fourth instalment in the iconic 'Mission Impossible' action franchise about spy Ethan Hunt was released in 2011, McLanahan says the plot similarities were immediately obvious.
He wrote: ''I immediately recognized that the scripts for this movie had been illegally written and produced from Head On's 1998 copyright.''
The hefty sum of $1 billion McLanahan is requesting in damages allegedly covers the sum of 'Ghost Protocol's box office sales ($694,710,000), DVD sales ($144.5 million), movie rentals, subscription sales and budget ($145 million).
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