Reese Witherspoon got a lot of accolades for producing "Gone Girl", and now she's got a lawsuit.
According to TMZ, Weller claims Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, was copied (or at least heavily inspired by) Weller's screeplay, which she sent to a script consultant in 2005. Both centre on crumbling marriage and feature a wife who is seemingly flawless but, in reality, is orchestrating a devious plot to destroy her husband.
The book's author, Gillian Flynn, and the movie's director, David Fincher, also are named in the lawsuit, which contends the movie lifts from the book, which in turn lifts from her screenplay.
Weller claims both focus on a married couple who are drifting apart, and contain a twist in which the wife is revealed as a psychopath who sets up her husband. She says the movie lifts from the book, which lifts from her screenplay. She says the book "Gone Girl" which came out in 2012 is a rip off of her screenplay.
She alleges that they both include how everyone sympathizes with the wife, before beginning to hate the husband.