Shia LaBeouf's Disturbia hit with second lawsuit

Shia LaBeouf's Disturbia hit with second lawsuit
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 neighbours.

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