Spike Jonze Sued for Copyright Infringement Over "Her"
His critically-acclaimed film "Her" has won the hearts of movie goers worldwide, but while it continues to gain Oscar-buzz, Spike Jonze is being sued for copyright infringement.
According to TMZ, the director was slapped with a lawsuit from two writers Sachin Gadh and Jonathan Sender for stealing the storyline from their screenplay, which was originally titled "Belv."
The writers claimed in the court report that "Belv" was written and submitted to Creative Artist Agency back in 2011. The company, which also represents Mr. Jonze, then stated they were unable to accept unsolicited scripts.
The legal papers stated, "In both 'Her' and 'Belv' the main character carries around the love interest in his front shirt pocket."
It continued, "Both 'Her' and "Belv' examine the human psyche through interactions between the character and the computer."
In addition to the two examples, the document also cited, "The main character in 'Her' is heartbroken after a failed relationship and seek solace in a computer. In 'Belv' a cell phone comes to life after a microwave mishap and becomes a witty wing man for dating."