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Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry

Sued By Prisoner --

You Jacked My Bad Movie Idea!!!

12/29/2011 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry
Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry are being sued for $1 million each by a prisoner -- who claims the duo jacked his idea for a groan-worthy new comedy ... starring Foxx, Perry, and Martin Lawrence ... all dressed as women.

In case you haven't heard ... the project is called "Skank Robbers" -- a wacky action comedy about two lady bank robbers ... with Lawrence's Sheneneh character from "Martin," Foxx's Wanda from "In Living Color," and according to reports ... Tyler Perry's Madea ... from every bad movie you've seen. The project is reportedly in development.

Enter Shamont Lyle Sapp -- who, coincidentally, says he's serving time in Oklahoma for 10 bank robberies -- he's filed a lawsuit, claiming he gave Foxx and Perry the idea for the project ... and they cut him out of the action.

According to the docs, Shamont had the idea to unite the three characters in one film -- but his version wasn't a comedy about bank robbers ... it was a drama about a mental hospital.

The lawsuit encapsulates Sapp's idea -- "A male white mental patient takes Madea hostage ... He deals with phone calls from the negotiators, as Madea actually pleads for her life in a very sad tear-jerking way ... Her pleas are to be very sad. No jokes at all."

Sounds like a blast. Shamont is also suing Fox Broadcasting and producer David Zuckerman for a total of $4 million in damages. Calls to Foxx and Perry's camps were not returned.

Looks like a bogus suit ... Foxx and Martin did a "Skank Robbers"  sketch for the BET Awards in 2009 ... which aired a month before Sapp even pitched his idea to Perry (below).

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The PMG    

"Her pleas are to be very sad. No jokes at all."

Sounds like every "comedy" Tyler Perry makes.

947 days ago
17.

cindy    

I hate Jamie Foxx. He's a racist Azzhole

947 days ago
18.

chris    

Rather it he had the idea or not one is a comedy robber movie and the other is a drama and it is characters that were made by them you can't sue

947 days ago
19.

tc    

Its sad what people would say and do for a buck.

947 days ago
20.

arale norimaki    

larry johnson "grandmama" ripoff

947 days ago
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