Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Effie script

And in even more news today -

According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Emma Thompson is currently in the center of a conflict with playwright Gregory Murphy over who should be credited with writing the script for her upcoming film, EFFIE. Producers of the movie recently took the issue to New York court to confirm that Thompson's movie script does not violate copyright laws on Murphy's 1999 play, THE COUNTESS.

Both the movie and play are about 'art critic John Ruskin, his teenage wife Effie Gray, and pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, a sexual scandal that rocked 19th Century England.' The upcoming film will star Thompson, Olando Bloom, and Saoise Ronan.

Read more: http://movies.broadwayworld.com/article/Emma_Thompson_Gregory_Murphy_Batte_Over_EFFIE_Script_20110207#ixzz1DOHQ3FaY


Lit~Lass said...

As a follower of Emma Thompson's work and a lover of literature, I've been enthused about this project. I can also say that from a very extensive knowledge of Emma's character and talent, she has neither the need nor the character to purloin another author's work. As a new fan of the pre-Raphaelites, I'm thrilled that my favorite actress, comedian and screen-writer is doing a film with a connection to the pre-Raphaelites. I hope to see her quickly proven original and that the movie will come out soon!

Hermes said...

I'm with you, she is too intelligent to make a mistake like this.

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