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Author Tess Gerritsen suing Warner Bros. over 'Gravity'

Author Tess Gerritsen suing Warner Bros. over 'Gravity' © Warner Bros. Pictures / 'Gravity' Author Tess Gerritsen suing Warner Bros. over 'Gravity'


Author Tess Gerritsen is suing Warner Bros. bosses for more than $10 million, claiming their hit movie "Gravity" was based on her book.

The writer, who has penned more than 20 novels, filed a breach of contract complaint on Tuesday against the studio over the sci-fi movie, starring Sandra Bullock.

She is seeking more than $10 million plus damages from Warner Bros. as she claims she should have an author's credit for the Oscar-winning movie, which was co-written by director Alfonso Cuaron and his son Jonas.

Gerritsen believes the plot of the film was taken from her 1999 novel named "Gravity," which is about a female astronaut trapped in space and fighting for her life.

The author is also seeking a $500,000 production bonus and 2.5 percent of net profits from any film derived from her novel, including a potential movie by producers at New Line Cinema, who optioned her book for $1 million in 1999.

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