Actress Thompson’s Atty Eyes Quick End To ‘Effie’ Suit

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 7:54 PM EST) -- A lawyer for Emma Thompson said Tuesday that there could be a relatively quick end to a lawsuit over whether the actress and screenwriter copied a playwright when she drafted her latest film project, the Victorian drama “Effie.”

Playwright Eve Pomerance, also known as Eve Mossek, claims Thompson made “Effie” — a film now shooting about a 19th-century love triangle between art critic John Ruskin, his wife Effie Gray and Effie's lover John Everett Millais — by stealing elements of Pomerance's 1995 screenplay on the same...
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