A Brooklyn screenwriter has a message for Sony Pictures: Enough already!
Allyson Turner yesterday slapped Sony with a $5 million copyright-infringement suit in Manhattan federal court for allegedly lifting elements of her script for the film "Enough" (search) starring Jennifer Lopez (search).
The screenwriter charges that the film's plot mirrors her script, "Even Exchange."
In "Enough," an abused wife takes self-defense training so she can retaliate against her violent husband. That's the same storyline as in her script, Turner alleges.
Turner said she had submitted a copy of her script to Sony brass for consideration but never heard from them. She assumed the script was rejected, only to see it on the screen without receiving any credit, she claimed.
"The storyline, dialogue, scenes, costume props, and idiosyncratic characteristics of the characters in both works are uncannily parallel," said her lawyer, Gregory Dannenburg.
"I have rarely been faced with such a clear-cut case of copyright infringement," he added.
Sony could not be reached for comment.
The suit said the court should halt distribution and sales of the 2002 film — now on video — until the copyright case is heard.