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Win for Warner Brothers in “Last Samurai” Lawsuit

5 Mar

A U.S. District Court judge recently granted summary judgment in favor of Warner Brothers and screenwriter John Logan, stating they had not violated the rights of Aaron and Matthew Benay, brothers who filed suit in late 2005 alleging a screenplay they wrote was copied without their permission.  The brothers alleged the studio and other defendants stole from them the story behind the 2003 film “The Last Samurai.”  The Benay brothers wrote a script in the 1990s called “Last Samurai” and their literary agent “pitched” it to the president of productions at Bedford Falls.  The production company passed on the script, then in 2003 the company produced the box office hit “The Last Samurai.”

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