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"Sylvester Stallone Sued"Sylvester Stallone has been sued, for allegedly stealing the screenplay of another screenwriter, for his hit movie ‘The Expendables’.

The ‘Rocky’ star Sylvester Stallone, has been facing a copyright lawsuit, after he was sued by the screenwriter Marcus Webb. Stallone was sued, for allegedly stealing the 2006 written screenplay of Webb for his hit movie ‘The Expendables’. Webb has reportedly filed the legal papers in federal court of Manhattan on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The claimed documents by Marcus read that, the plot of the movies is similar and identical in some places, to the screenplay with the name ‘The Cordoba Caper’.

Marcus reportedly claimed that, the star ensemble action epic movie ‘The Expendables’ stole the opening sequences of his works, which also feature a hostage rescue at sea of a foreign coast, which is not at all related to the actual plot of the movie. He also went on saying that, the movie has even copied the character of villain from ‘The Cordoba Caper’. The story of ‘Cordoba Caper’ follows a group of elite, highly trained mercenaries, who have hired to defeat General Ganza, who is an army general of a small Latin American country.

Frank DeMartini, the general counsel of Millenium Films said that, they have not been issued a lawsuit and also denied to comment further on the copyright issues. On the other hand, the representatives of Stallone and Lionsgate Studios also refused to make any official comment over the issue. The August 2010 released movie ‘The Expendables’ has grossed $274 million globally.

It’s sequel ‘The Expendables 2’ is in production right now and has also been scheduled for release in the United States on August 17, 2012. Sylvester will return to the movie along with big Hollywood stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, Van Damme and Chuck Norris.

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