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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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76.

Obama is Gay    

I agree with most comments however Jen should continue movies but instead porn.

1800 days ago
77.

NY Mom    

Does it matter? Who sees her movies anyway? That she KEEPS getting movies roles amazes me. She really should be spending her time giving thanks that she was ever lucky enough to land "Friends", which being in syndication will pay her very well for the rest of her life. Let alone the fact that she makes millions for each of her crappy movies.

Let's see....Angelina: talented, beautiful and a humanitarian.
Jen: non-talent, cute at best, and all about "me myself and I". No wonder none of her relationships don't work, she's too in love with herself!

1800 days ago
78.

Phishsteak    

She can't even do a death scene (from Derailed....which I only saw because Clive Owen was in it)....she's lying on the bed, SHOT and dying and it's truly a piece of film that acting coaches must show their students...on how NOT to act.....hahahha

She only got her start in acting because her father was on Days of our Lives. So, it wasn't on any merit of her own. On the other hand, Angelinas father was an actor as well, but he was a good actor...and father and daughter have Oscars as a result. Jen will never even be nominated for an Academy Award.

1800 days ago
79.

80's Gal    

This is hilarious! When I saw a commercial for this movie, I thought, "Can she get PAST Rachael??" I feel like I'm seeing Rachael on the screen! For grins, I just thought I'd check the comments on this article to see what people thought about the lawsuit and everyone is so moved to comment on her lousy acting instead!! Priceless! I wouldn't watch this if it was on TBS!!

1800 days ago
80.

lazy knickers    

LOL she really is deplorable. did anyone see her on conan last night? she is a complete C*NT! the whole time acting like she was doing him a favor by being there, while she was there promoting this piece of sh*t film. god she's awful.

1800 days ago
81.

xxx    

first off this is why you get scripts copywrited and register them with writing associations (i'm not even a writer and I know that!!) second if they had meetings there should be proof. third no writer would ever get 100,000,000. just more crazies looking for their 15 minutes of fame, no one will EVER look at their scripts again now. plus who would actually claim to write this crap??

the case will go like this Judge "do you have a copywrite or proof of your meetings? No? OK case dismissed."

1800 days ago
82.

Phishsteak    

The writers shouldn't sue. The victims who have paid to see an Anniston movie should unite for a class action lawsuit. A crime against film!

1800 days ago
83.

Phishsteak    

Tina, I don't think people are re-posting under different names. I believe the majority of people realize she's not a good actress and just saw the story and felt the need to comment.

1799 days ago
84.

A Mom    

It wouldn't take much convincing to believe this script rip could have happened. Welcome to Hollyweird and America. Give your kids a conscience before the age of seven.

1799 days ago
85.

Phishsteak    

And for the reviews...this is from MSN....

Finally, it's time to wonder what Aniston is doing in the movies. There's no denying that the camera grooves on the flawless planes of this actress's face, her startlingly blue eyes, the promise of intelligence and empathy. And, in scene after scene, Aniston deliberately projects such clarity of expression, you're sure that something dramatically meaningful is about to happen. But nothing does. It's enough that she should give you The Look. Soul seems to be beyond her grasp.

And there you have it. The posters, are, correct. What's she doing in the movies.

1798 days ago
86.

Terri    

I am SO sick of Jennifer Aniston. She's a snob and can't act at all!! She just continuously plays the same roles over and over again!! Why in the hell is she SO everywhere, frankly, I'm sick of the sight of the woman!

1470 days ago
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