Author Gillian Flynn and director David Fincher are also being sued.
The 2014 film Gone Girl was an immediate hit and Reese Witherspoon, who produced the film got many accolades for it. But now, in a turn of events, Reese has received a lawsuit for the same film.
A lady named Leslie Weller claims that in 2005, she wrote a screenplay called Out of the Blue. She then sent it to a script consultant, which she claims set the wheels in motion for her script to get stolen. She also says that the book Gone Girl, which was released in 2012 was a rip off of her script.
She says that there are many similarities, like they both focus on a married couple’s relationship where the husband and wife are drifting apart. They both contain a key twist where the wife is not the nice, normal, and somewhat naive housewife and is in fact a psychopath who sets up 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.