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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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46.

balls    

FiRsT !!!!$$%(-@

1800 days ago
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the truth hurts huh    

#53. ....Brad bought her out of the company or kicked her out.

Posted at 8:18PM on Sep 15th 2009 by truth
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As he well should have. She's lacking in talent, insightfulness, and good common sense.

1800 days ago
48.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Jennifer is a has-been who trys to cling to any person that can keep her relevant. She is nothing more than a Hollywood skank that gets used and abused by every man she ever dates. Fortunately, she is real near the end of the road in her lackluster "movie career" and we will finally not have to hear or see her anymore.

1800 days ago
49.

the truth hurts huh    

Oh - I meant to add intelligence and intellect, as well.

1800 days ago
50.

lupa    

Infowars.com is where you will all find information that is relevant. instead of this constant dribble that does not matter. Charlie sheen is not mentioned at all when he put his career on the line to represent the 911 families and tell the truth in his "20 minutes with the president" letter. tmz bites! Charlie is the highest paid network actor. Too scared over here for real biting truth?? I guess so.

1800 days ago
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the truth hurts huh    

It is hilarious - and odd - that only 1 out of 50 comments is positive about her (or ever is) ... and yet she continues to be one of the highest paid actresses in the biz.??? WHO is going to see her movies anymore??? (NOT me - and I would think not most of the commenters - unless you're hypocrites.) And WHO are the producers that keep signing her up??? There are PLENTY of other talented, INTERESTING, and sexy (always a prerequisite with the mysogynistic schmucks who run Hollywood) actresses who would be so much better in the roles. Or better yet - in better roles than what Jen the Hen does! Really. Get rid of her. She doesn't deserve a fraction of the fame or fortune she's gotten so far.

1800 days ago
52.

MickC    

Please stop her from making any more movies. Period.

1800 days ago
53.

Lippy Loo    

Chinnifer Aniston movie's suck big time! She cannot act her way out of a paper bag. And, enough already with that rat's nest hair of hers always dangling in her mug.

1800 days ago
54.

Janet    

They estimate the profits at more than $100 mil? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! WTF are they smoking? Her last movie barely cleared $1 million and they think this dog is going to make $100 mil? GMAFB.

1800 days ago
55.

its me    

jennifer does the same movies over and over . its all about love. this is why we always see her without a man because shes still playing her parts from the movies and of course
((didn't wanna bring his name in this))) and the movies are always about break ups or falling in love and all that goes back to brad pitt!!!

1800 days ago
56.

anistonfan!!!!!!    

I LOVE JENNIFER ANISTON MORE MOVIES PLEASE. IF YOU KEEP THEM COMING JENNIFER I'LL KEEP GOING TO SEE THEM, BUYING THEM AND WATCHING THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
HATERS GO AWAY!!!!!!! OR SHOULD I SAY ALL THE JEALOUS PEOPLE?

1800 days ago
57.

Phishsteak    


Oh Billy Bob! You say MOST of her kids aren't hers? She birthed HALF of them....and just because she adopted the others doesn't mean they are not hers. And I'm not going to call you an idiot because you don't know simple math. Angelina gives 1/3 of her income to charities and has for years. (oh, sorry, that was a fraction you might not understand that)That's why Brad fell in love with her, she's amazing. And yes, she is STUNNINGLY beautiful. And yes, Brad is gorgeous. What a mean thing to call him! He has done more good for others in his life than alot of people. What hits are you talking about? The only hit I remember seeing her in is Bruce Almighty....and that was obviously only a hit because of Jim Carrey. And compared to Angelina, Jen is not attractive. You might not like it, but it's reality.

1800 days ago
58.

Anon    

Heh, they want ALL the profits? Okay, if they stole the script that's bad and they should be paid. But ALL the profits? Come on.

1800 days ago
59.

Anon    

Here here to Billy Bob Earl! ITA on Brad and Ang. She is such a BS artist and he is such a wh*re. I do like Jen and will see the movie.

1800 days ago
60.

Ziggy    

Jennifer Aniston is the most boring, dry, unfunny, uninteresting woman in Hollywood. All of her movies suck big time. I don't understand why they keep paying her to make these horrible love story movies.

Her personal life sucks too. All the men leave,so what's the big deal? Her interviews are boring, her acting is boring, her movies are boring. Why must they keep torturing us with this dry white-bread woman?

1800 days ago
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