Weinstein Bros. Face $50M Suit Over Film Deal

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 10:38 PM EST) -- A more than $50 million lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York accuses filmmaking brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein of bungling the production of an upcoming animated picture and breaching their contract with the film's creators.

The Weinsteins' ineptitude wasted millions of dollars and sabotaged the long-delayed feature film “Escape From Planet Earth,” according to a complaint filed by the film's former director and producer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

The brothers ruined the movie with a “potent...
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