Reese Witherspoon Is Being Sued Because of 'Gone Girl'

It's unclear how much Weller is seeking the lawsuit. Witherspoon has not commented publicly about the lawsuit over the movie which stars Ben Affleck or Weller's claims

It's unclear how much Weller is seeking the lawsuit. Witherspoon has not commented publicly about the lawsuit over the movie which stars Ben Affleck or Weller's claims

Reese Witherspoon is being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for the 2014 film Gone Girl, which she produced.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Lesley Weller claims that she sent a copy of her screenplay - called Out of the Blue - to a script consultant in 2005, and that the book Gone Girl, which came out almost a decade later, was copped from her screenplay. She also says that the book Gone Girl, which was released in 2012 was a rip off of her script.

The woman claims that there are several similarities with her screenplay and the movie, including how they both are based on a married couple's relationship where the husband and wife are drifting apart. 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. Even the structure, Weller says, is the same, drawing a few more parallels.

Weller is also suing the book's author, Gillian Flynn, along with the movie's director, David Fincher.

Weller goes on. both her screenplay and the novel are structured in the same way - first, everyone sympathizes with the wife, and then you start to despise the husband, but things turn and by the end, you despise them both.

It's unclear how much the writer is suing Witherspoon for and the Big Little Lies star is yet to comment on the case.

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