Melissa McCarthy Being Sued For $10 Million Over Her Worst Movie!
You might have seen Melissa McCarthy in ‘Life of the Party.’ but to CelebnMovies247.com it is one of her worst and critics agreed. The movie was a box office bomb when it came out in 2018.
Now, two years after the movie failed in the box office, Melissa McCarthy has been SLAPPED with a $10 Million dollar lawsuit for stealing the script. Read on…
CelebnMovies247.com reports that already forgotten recent Melissa McCarthy comedy called ‘Life of the Party’ film is being sued for $10 million.
According to reports, a woman named Eva Kowalski, a writer of short subjects, who, according to details of the suit from Deadline, says that she met with representatives of the Gersh Agency in 2014 where she pitched her script, at the time titled College Mom.
Here are the details of the lawsuit:
Kowalski is now claiming that her idea was taken by the agency, and turned into the film Life of the Party, the film’s writing credit is given to Melissa McCarthy, who would also star, and Ben Falcone, who would also direct. They are both also named in the suit along with Warner Bros, and producer Brett Ratner and his RatPac label, though Deadline points out neither Ratner nor RatPac were producers of the film, so their inclusion in the suit is a mystery.
Life of the Party was released in 2018 and sees Melissa McCarthy as a mom who makes the decision to go back to school after finding herself alone following a divorce. It made about $65 million at the global box office off a budget reported at $30 million, and while Hollywood accounting is always something of a black box, that means the movie was something of modest success. If nothing else it wasn’t a big money loser, though a lawsuit doesn’t help matters, in terms of energy and money.
As stated, we have certainly seen lawsuits like these before. Movies like The Shape of Water and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl has seen lawsuits over allegedly using concepts or entire ideas without credit. These suits rarely work out for those filing the suit, however. Even when similarities between two ideas are obvious, it’s frequently less clear that the one idea inspired the other, which is a necessity for success in the case.
Having said that, this suit specifically states there was a “secret agreement” between the parties in the suit to steal this idea, and if there’s any evidence of this, it could certainly change the equation. – CinemaBlend