Shia LaBeouf's Disturbia hit with second lawsuit
Press Trust of India
November 03, 2010 10:32 IST
It looks like Hollywood
heartthrob Shia Labeouf's film Disturbia may not see the
light of day as it has been hit by a second lawsuit.
The makers of the thriller are now facing a lawsuit
over claims the movie is based on Cornell Woolrich's classic
story Rear Window, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
A Los Angeles judge recently dismissed a suit which
alleged movie bosses stole part of the film's plot from the
short story, which was turned into an Oscar-nominated film by
Alfred Hitchcock in 1954.
And now, just weeks after the copyright infringement
suit was wrapped up, the executors of The Sheldon Abend
Revocable Trust have filed a new lawsuit in a bid to revive
the legal battle.
The trust filed the breach-of-contract claim in Los
Angeles Superior Court on October 28, alleging studio heads
violated a settlement agreement originally put in place to
protect Woolrich's story.
Famed literary agent Sheldon Abend took on the estate
of movie giant Hitchcock and his film's star, James Stewart,
in the 1980s after Rear Window was shown on television.
Both Rear Window and Disturbia tell the story of a
man who thinks he has witnessed a murder after spying on his