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Tyler Perry sued by author over movie plot

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Actor and director Tyler Perry is facing legal action from an author who has accused him of stealing the plot for his film "Good Deeds" from her book. Terri Donald filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the "Madea" star at a federal court in Philadelphia, claiming he based the romantic drama on her 2007 novel "Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit."

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Donald alleges she sent a copy of her book to Perry's production company before filming on the movie began and is seeking $225,000 in damages. The writer also wants her book to receive a mention in the movie's opening and closing credits and is asking the production company to provide an account of the film's revenues.

The drama, which stars Perry as a wealthy businessman who meets a struggling single mother, grossed around $35 million at the U.S. box office after its February 2012 release.

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Nov 28, 2012 9:43AM
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first of all if you're into movies, you'll know this film is based off the Movie Sabrina. first filmed in 1954 staring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, then was redone in 1995 with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond.  all Tyler did was change the color of the of the rich men and instead of the girl being the daughter of the butler made her the cleaning lady.  This chick is tripping.
Nov 28, 2012 9:41AM
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Really. I hope she can prove that she sent that novel. And who asks' for 225 thousand from a movie that made 35 million. HMM. Yea ok, She looking for a come up..
Nov 28, 2012 9:13AM
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to late sorry just another person trying to get fame and free money.
Nov 28, 2012 9:22AM
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IT'S FUNNY HOW PEOPLE ARE SO LAZY AND GREEDY THAT THEY WANT TO SUE SOMEONE THAT HAS DUG THROUGH THE TRENCH TO MAKE IT.  PEOPLE LIKE THAT MAKES ME SICK
Nov 28, 2012 10:11AM
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Well damn, if her claim is valid she sure waited a long time.

And she wants opening & closing credits as well as $225,000? WTF is wrong with that picture? If she were to win, I'm getting  in on some of that action.

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