Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tess Gerritsen, author of the novel Gravity, as well as the Rizzoli & Isles crime thrillers, is suing Warner Brothers for breach of contract, alleging that the studio failed to credit her when it released the Sandra Bullock vehicle, which carries the same name. Warner Brothers bought the rights to Ms. Gerritsen's book in 1999. Ms. Gerritson is not suing for copyright infringement. She wants 2.5 percent of the net profits from the film, which would total in the millions of dollars. Here is a link to the complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.