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Writers Sue - New Aniston Flick Must be Stopped!

9/15/2009 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Two screenwriters claim the script for Jennifer Aniston's new movie was straight up stolen from them by NBC Universal -- and now they want to stop the movie from being released ... or they want more than $100,000,000.

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Greg Crowder and Tony Freitas just filed a lawsuit against NBC Universal, claiming they gave a script titled "The Truth" to Scott Bernstein in 2006 -- when Scott was VP of Production for Universal Pictures.

In the federal lawsuit filed by the screenwriters' lawyer, Ed McPherson, Crowder claims he had multiple meetings with Bernstein about the script -- but Bernstein told Crowder it needed a rewrite before Universal would buy it. Crowder said he'd rewrite it but only if Universal paid. Bernstein wouldn't pay so the deal fell apart.

Fast forward to 2009 ... Crowder says he submitted the script to another film company, who told him they were "concerned that [he] might have stolen" the script from the upcoming Jennifer Aniston/Aaron Eckhart project called "Love Happens." The suit says it was the other way around.

Crowder and Freitas are asking a judge to block NBC Universal from releasing the film on September 18. If it gets released they want the profits ... which they estimate at more than $100,000,000.

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31.

Herpes Ho Hilton    

I don't care for this genre of film, so I wouldn't see it in any case. However, far as Jennifer Aniston, she's being typecast. Perhaps she doesn't appreciate that per se, but the money is huge; & hey, a girl's gotta pay the bills..

Actually, given a chance to branch out, Aniston has shown to be a versatile actress - starring in the drama 'Derailed' whereas she played a con artist. Very gripping movie, which she did well in.

1678 days ago
32.

punchapap    

Oh boo hoo. Calvin Klein stole my cologne idea called The Beach. You don't hear me asking for profits.

1678 days ago
33.

jrm    

It seriously took TWO PEOPLE to write that crappy looking movie? They should PAY US to watch it!

1678 days ago
34.

who dat    

Aniston couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. She is one dimensional. Needy as a human being. Finally figured out why no guy wants to stay with her. She will end up all alone, clutching the saltines in front of her big screen.

1678 days ago
35.

sa    

I thought her acting in "Derailed" was awful. She cannot act in a serious movie, or any movie, for that matter. She is a terrible actress, never understand why she keeps making the same kind of movies over and over and over.

1678 days ago
36.

Herpes Ho Hilton    

Wow, some bitter people here. Jealous much? I'd make same movies over and again too, for the coin she gets. You don't like 'em? Don't go see 'em, simple.

I haven't seen Derailed, but I will now, sounds good. I did think she did a great job in The Good Girl

1678 days ago
37.

dixiegal    

I liked her on tv show "friends" but other than that she's ordinary. I've never paid a movie theatre to see any of her movies
and if everyone else stopped too.....guess what ...she won't be making the movies or big bucks. WE as fans support all these celebrities by paying to go see them....WE give them their lifestyle. So until people only go see really good actors we will
have crappy movies with so-so actors.

1678 days ago
38.

Herpes Ho Hilton    

Aaron Eckhart is fugly! He's the male equivalent of unattractive ladies playing a romantic lead, like mutant Sarah Jessica Parker.

Leave Jennifer alone. She's making a living & is a good person. And I agree with poster who liked her in derailed. Excellent!!

1678 days ago
39.

JK    

The most shocking part of the story is that someone WANTS credit for this movie.

1678 days ago
40.

Herpes Ho Hilton    

WHO GIVES A RATS ARSE?!?

1678 days ago
41.

Herpes Ho Hilton    

"The most shocking part of the story is that someone WANTS credit for this movie."
Posted at 7:54PM on Sep 15th 2009 by JK

ROFL, indeed

1678 days ago
42.

The Seer    

Jen owns half of Plan B productions. She got that half of Plan B productions in her divorce settlement from Brad. She puts herself in all these obnoxious and insufferable films. She acts as if she's fooling all of us into believing she actually LANDS leading female roles in these movies. Not!

Ms. Annistonopolous, please stop punishing us with your continually insisting upon putting yourself in your own movies. You own a production company. Why don't you find other constructive ways to feed your huge, bottomless and overinflated ego? You might actually make even more money that you don't need this way.

Please. Go behind the camera. We've had enough of you and your overly high opinion of yourself. Run along now!

And hope the plaintiff wins!

1678 days ago
43.

Just sayin'    

LMAO at the idiots who call those of us "jealous" because we know when someone is lacking talent in the acting department! LOL! Now I know who goes and sees her movies! Delusional people like your selves who wouldn't know good acting if it slapped you in the face!

1677 days ago
44.

balls    

balls

1677 days ago
45.

wondering    

48, She does not own half of Plan B. Brad go the whole thing in the Divorce. that 's why she had to start her own Production Company called Echo films. You would think if the ywere still friend like their PR people would have us believe that they wouldve continued on as partners in Plan B but it's not how it happened. Brad bought her out of the company or kicked her out.

1677 days ago
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