Reese Witherspoon sued over Gone Girl

Actress Reese Witherspoon has been sued by a writer that claims 'Gone Girl' is a rip-off of a screenplay penned by her. 

 

 

Witherspoon received various awards for producing the 2014 film 'Gone Girl'. A screenplay writer named Leslie Weller has claimed she wrote a screenplay called 'Out of the Blue' back in 2005 and sent a copy of the very screenplay to a script consultant. 


Reportedly, she said the book 'Gone Girl', which came out in 2012, is a rip off of her screenplay. Mentioning similarities between the book and her screenplay, Weller said they both focus on a married couple's relationship where the husband and wife are slowly drifting apart.

"They both contain a key twist where the wife isn't the doting, nice, normal, and somewhat naive housewife and that sets up her husband," she said.

Besides Witherspoon, Weller is also suing the book's author Gillian Flynn and the movie's director David Fincher.