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Claim filmmaker used "bootleg script" to knock off Oliver Stone flick


JUNE 21--Paramount Pictures is suing a Washington, D.C. filmmaker for copyright infringement, claiming that the man used a "bootleg script" to create a knockoff version of director Oliver Stone's upcoming film on the September 11 attacks. The studio contends in a federal lawsuit that Chris Moukarbel, 28, somehow obtained a copy of the screenplay for "World Trade Center" and used the script as the basis for a 12-minute film that mirrors "a significant portion" of Stone's work, which stars Nicolas Cage and is scheduled for an August release.