'Glory' Makers Deny Stealing Idea For 'Last Samurai'

Law360, Los Angeles (March 27, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT) -- An attorney for the writer-director-producer team behind “Glory” and “thirtysomething” told a jury Tuesday that allegations his clients stole the idea for the 2003 blockbuster “The Last Samurai” were trumped up, saying his clients never laid eyes on the purportedly stolen screenplay.

Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz's attorney Gary Gans of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP slammed allegations by screenwriting brothers Aaron and Matthew Benay that his clients stole their idea for a film about an American soldier in late-feudal Japan, saying the defendants are...
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