'Boot Tracks' Writer Targets Thriller Producers In IP Suit

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A Virginia-based novelist and screenwriter hit the producers of the upcoming Willem Dafoe movie "Boot Tracks" with a copyright lawsuit Tuesday, alleging they violated a production contract when they altered his screenplay.

In his complaint filed in California federal court, Matthew Jones says that when producers Larry Rattner and David Jacobson approached him about the film, they promised him creative control over the screenplay. But he believes they only did so in order to gain access to the material so they could change it themselves, according...
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