iceA gentleman by the name of James Davis popped up this week, claiming to be the true author of Ice Cube's hit comedy Barbershop. According to Mr. Davis (who has directed a handful of music videos, as well as a local TV spot), characters and plotlines from his 1999 script appeared in the movie, and he wants $100 million in damages for the violation. Accused of breech of contract and copyright infringement in the suit are a whole slew of folks, including MGM and Ice Cube's own production company. One might wonder why it took Davis three years to suddenly realize that Barbershop was based on his pilfered work - perhaps he was browsing the IMDb and noticed that, before international and DVD sales, the movie took in a cool $75 million.
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