Writer Says 'Gone Girl' Infringes Her Screenplay

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 3:45 PM EST) -- A Nevada writer on Wednesday filed suit in Illinois federal court against the writer of the bestselling thriller "Gone Girl" and the producers of the 2014 hit movie, saying the novel was ripped off of her own unproduced screenplay.

"Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn, publisher Penguin Random House, Twentieth Century Fox and the producers of the film — including actress Reese Witherspoon — were all named in Leslie Weller's suit, which claims Flynn obtained a copy of the third revision of Weller's script "Out of the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Weller v. Flynn et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable John Robert Blakey

Date Filed

December 6, 2017

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