Grammer + Costner Sued Over Swing Vote Script
A screenwriter is suing Hollywood actors Kelsey Grammer and Kevin Costner - alleging the script for their new movie SWING VOTE was based on his work.
Bradley Blakeman filed a lawsuit in New York on Thursday (07Aug08) claiming the film was based on his script for Go November, which he claims to have sent "in confidence" to Grammer in spring 2006.
Blakeman has named the former Frasier star in the suit, along with Costner and moviemakers Disney and Touchstone Pictures, according to papers obtained by TMZ.com.
The writer claims his script featured a "unique 'down to the wire' presidential election, hinging on swing voters" - closely resembling the plot of the newly released comedy.
Grammer's representative Stan Rosenfield has hit out at the claims, insisting the actor had no influence on the new movie's script.
He says, "I am not sure why Kelsey was even named in this suit. He was an actor who signed on to the project AFTER the script was written."