Jesse Eisenberg's 'Night Moves' to be halted?

Sep 18, 2012, 09:01 IST | PTI

'The Social Network' star Jesse Eisenberg's new movie 'Night Moves' could be halted after producers Edward R Pressman Film claim the forthcoming project is too similar to Edward Abbey's novel 'The Monkey Wrench Gang'.

Shooting on the thriller - which stars Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard - is due to begin next month but a lawsuit filed by 'American Psycho' producers demands work on the project should be stopped, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg

Edward R Pressman Film - which purchased the exclusive film rights to the 1975 book - claim some of the movie's characters bear similar resemblances to the book's, both of which tell a story about environmental terrorists and feature a plot to blow up a dam.

"By way of Example only, both works feature the targeting of a dam for Destruction by means of ammonium fertiliser-laden boats. In the novel, the principal bomb-maker is a beer-guzzling veteran who served overseas as a Green Beret, where he acquired his knowledge of explosives," the lawsuit states. The 'Night Moves' is to be directed by Kelly Reichardt.

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