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'Trouble With the Curve'

The Trouble is Fraud

1/27/2014 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The guy who claims he wrote the movie, "Trouble With the Curve," only to have it stolen out from under him, now says he has CSI-type evidence proving the guy who's getting credit boldly LIED about writing the script before him.

Ryan Brooks has sued Randy Brown, claiming he and others stole a script Brooks wrote, entitled "Omaha" ... tinkered with it, and then renamed it "Trouble With the Curve."

Brown claims he wrote the script on his own way back in 1997.  But now Brooks has filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he claims his team of high-tech forensic experts has picked apart data from Brown's floppy disks which contain notes and manuscripts, which Brooks says have telltale signs of manipulation.

-- The disks themselves were created between 1999 and 2001.

-- The floppies are sloppy ... The operating system that saved the manuscript wasn't created until AFTER 1997, which Brooks says is clear FRAUD.

-- One of the disks contains a folder named "Trouble w/ Curve" and that was created in 1993. Brooks says it makes no sense if Brown says he didn't even come up with the idea til 1996.

One of the experts Brooks hired has lots of credits, including investigating the Unabomber case, John Wilkes Booth's diary, the Martin Luther King, Jr. murder, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11.

24 COMMENTS

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1.

coldmolasses    

"One of the experts Brooks hired has lots of credits, including investigating the Unabomber case, John Wilkes Booth's diary"

It's gotta be Nic Cage!

268 days ago
2.

Unbroken Chain    

It sucked anyway. Better off not getting credit. Eastwood has become to gross to watch anymore

268 days ago
3.

billybob    

The movie sucked and Clint dropped the ball some time ago... that's the reason why he's trying a rejuvenating cure with some talentless talent show idiots like Timberlake . . .

268 days ago
4.

Brian    

There's one huge problem. The date on a floppy disk will use the date and time of your computer. If you didn't set the date right it won't have the right date. So how good is that proof?

268 days ago
5.

She's baaaack    

Pull up a chair buddy. Clint Eastwood is almost painful to watch in movies anymore. He has always been one of those one trick ponys, but at least Harry Callahan suited him well. He's like 400 years old and still wants to be a badass. It just doesn't work anymore.

268 days ago
6.

OHWELL Works For TMZ    

I hope Van doesn't find out I'm a racist that works with him. He is gonna kick my ass. I'm afraid of black men.

268 days ago
7.

NE1    

Amy Adams and Justin TImberlake? Ew. He's abusing her Oscar nom lock.. Hopefully she has another one in the works that will get her there next year.

268 days ago
8.

Kelly    

Coming Soon - Trouble with the Curve 2 written by Shia LaBeouf.

268 days ago
9.

Azi    

Haven't seen Clint drive lately, I wonder if he's having trouble with the curb ?

268 days ago
10.

DiM    

Isn't the bigger fraud TimberLame pretending to be an actor?

268 days ago
11.

Truth    

SH*TASTIC REVIEWS.... SRUSLY, WHO CARESSSS ---> ONLY TMZ! 51% ON ROTTENTOMATOES, LAME. #TRUTH!!

268 days ago
12.

MP    

I'm not a sports fan at all, but I really enjoyed this movie a lot. Much more than I anticipated. Maybe it was too much of a chick flick for some? Or not enough sports scenes?

268 days ago
13.

StPeteRickster    

'One of the disks contains a folder named "Trouble w/ Curve" and that was created in 1993'

The '/' was NOT a character that was legal for file names or folder names back then.

Was like '*' or the other forbidden characters, or used to be forbidden. Sure wasn't available back then, ten years later, maybe....

267 days ago
14.

awesomewave    

Amy Adams is hot.

267 days ago
15.

Pure Evil    

I hope he wins half of the box office! About $50 bucks!

266 days ago

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