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Tyler Perry Cops ANOTHER Copyright Infringement Lawsuit + Actor Chadwick Boseman Will PORTRAY James Brown In New Biopic

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Producer Tyler Perry is facing a second copyright infringement lawsuit.  Find out why he's being sued inside and get the deets on Chadwick Boseman playing James Brown in a new biopic. 

Tyler Perry has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by screenwriter William James. In the lawsuit, William claims he sent Tyler a 2009 screenplay called "Lovers Kill" which became the basis for Tyler's 2013 flick Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

This is the second copyright infringement lawsuit that Tyler has faced in the past 12 months. In November of 2012, author, Terri Donald claimed he sent Tyler a copy of his 2007 novel, Bad Apples Can Be Good Fruit, which he accused the director of turning into his 2012 film, Good Deeds.

Fortunately for Tyler, Tyler Perry Studios and Lionsgate Entertainment, a New York federal judge dismissed the claim.  Only time will tell if William James will be able to tackle the Tyler Perry legal machine.

 

And in new movie roles......

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Actor Chadwick Boseman has signed on to portray James Brown in a new biopic from Universal Pictures. Chadwick's most recent role was as Jackie Robinson in the film 42.  And we're happy this cutie has landed more work.

Tate Taylor ("The Help") will direct the film with Imagine Entertainment‘s Brian Grazer serving as producer. Brian started developing the project with the involvement of Mr. Brown before he died in late 2006.

So what will the film be about? Deadline reports it will follow "...a young boy’s rise from extreme poverty and violence to become The Godfather Of Soul, one of the most influential black artists in history whose career spanned six decades."

Congrats to Chadwick!

 

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Photos via Kevin Winte/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America

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