This Article is From Feb 06, 2014

Tom Cruise allegedly sued for $1 billion over Mission: Impossible 4 script

Tom Cruise allegedly sued for $1 billion over Mission: Impossible 4 script

Tom Cruise is being sued by a screenwriter

Highlights

  • Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and his associates have allegedly been sued by screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan who claims the script of the blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was plagiarized from a script he wrote. The fourth film in the hit Mission: Impossible series starring Tom Cruise as secret agent Ethan Hunt made over $600 million worldwide, making it the actor's highest-grossing film of all time.
  • According to a report on Radar.Online which has secured documents filed by Mr McLanahan to support his claim, Mr Cruise, Paramount Pictures, talent agency William Morris and various production companies are allegedly being sued for a sum total of $1 billion. Mr McLanahan filed the lawsuit in California on December 20, 2013, reports Radar Online.
  • Mr McLanahan alleges that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, released in 2011, is based on a copyrighted screenplay he wrote in 1998 called Head On. He claims he sent his script to William Morris who told him it could not be made into a film but actually handed it around to several other agents including Tom Cruise's.
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol featured Indian star Anil Kapoor among its cast, which included actors Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, and was partly shot in Mumbai. There is a fifth film in the works.
New Delhi: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and his associates have allegedly been sued by screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan who claims the script of the blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was plagiarized from a script he wrote. The fourth film in the hit Mission: Impossible series starring Tom Cruise as secret agent Ethan Hunt made over $600 million worldwide, making it the actor's highest-grossing film of all time.

According to a report on Radar.Online which has secured documents filed by Mr McLanahan to support his claim, Mr Cruise, Paramount Pictures, talent agency William Morris and various production companies are allegedly being sued for a sum total of $1 billion. Mr McLanahan filed the lawsuit in California on December 20, 2013, reports Radar Online.

Mr McLanahan alleges that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, released in 2011, is based on a copyrighted screenplay he wrote in 1998 called Head On. He claims he sent his script to William Morris who told him it could not be made into a film but actually handed it around to several other agents including Tom Cruise's.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol featured Indian star Anil Kapoor among its cast, which included actors Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton, and was partly shot in Mumbai. There is a fifth film in the works.