Stallone Sued Over Action Film Script Copyright

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Sylvester Stallone was hit with a copyright suit Monday in New York federal court claiming the action movie star ripped off the screenplay for the film "The Expendables" from another writer.

Plaintiff Marcus Webb accuses Stallone and David E. Callaham, who are credited with co-authoring the screenplay for "The Expendables," of deliberately copying Webb's screenplay "The Cordoba Caper" without authorization.

Millennium Films and Nu Image Films, which produced the film, and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which distributed it, are also named as defendants.

"The screenplay for...
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