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Ice Cube's $100 Million "Barbershop"

September 10, 2005 (2:31 am) GMT
James Davis, a Montgomery, Alabama filmmaker, claims that the Ice Cube/ MGM production of "Barbershop" was originally his own copyrighted creation

The Barbershop creates troubles and it costs expensive. James Davis, a Montgomery, Alabama filmmaker, claims that the / MGM production of "Barbershop" was originally his own copyrighted creation. Per his lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Davis claimed he wrote a script for a project-in-the-making entitled "The Shop" in 1999 while a college student in Atlanta. He later on circulated the script to several actors and production companies.

What a shocking that the plot, and even character developments, are so similar with that of Ice Cube's. "My script [The Shop] was copyrighted in 1999 while I was in college, and theirs was copyrighted in 2001, the same year that I was getting investors and letters of intent. A very famous celebrity gave Ice Cube my script and the storyboard. I am not saying two people can't have the same idea, but for our concepts to be similar is impossible," Davis explained.

And so there he goes filing a $100 million federal copyright infringement lawsuit accusing MGM and Cube's production company, Cube Vision, of swiping his idea for a movie about a bunch of talkative haircutters and turning it into the lucrative "Barbershop" franchise.

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