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James Franco denies stealing idea for movie

IANS | Last Updated: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 02:32

Los Angeles: James Franco has filed legal documents denying claims by a man that the actor stole his idea for an upcoming movie.

Franco has stated that the idea for "Bukowski" came to him alone, reports

The movie is about Charles Bukowski, a famous fiction writer who died in 1994.

Cyril Humphris, who owns the rights to Bukowski`s autobiography, has claimed that back in 2009, he gave Franco the right to create a screenplay based on the book, but the option expired a year later.

Cyril has now said that Franco`s movie is clearly based on the autobiography.

But Franco has denied it, saying he was inspired by Bukowski`s writings and independently came up with the idea for the movie.

First Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 02:32
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