A copyright infringement lawsuit could halt Night Moves, an indie drama that is set to begin production this fall with Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff) directing Jesse Eisenberg, Peter Sarsgaard, and Dakota Fanning. Night Moves focuses on a gang of environmental activists out to blow up a dam, a plot similar to the story of Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang. According to court documents obtained by Deadline, Edward’s widow, Clarke, and Edward Pressman Films own the film options for the book, and they filed suit on Sept. 13 in Los Angeles, claiming that Night Moves is an unauthorized adaptation of The Monkey Wrench Gang. The suit asks for an injunction to stop production on Night Moves as well as unspecified damages from Reichardt, her screenwriting partner Jonathan Raymond, and executive producers Todd Haynes, among others involved in the film.
Jesse Eisenberg-Dakota Fanning movie hit with lawsuit
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