May 5, 2009

Fox sues over Bollywood ‘Vinny’ remake

Hollywood's 20th Century Fox is suing Bollywood's BR Films over what it has described as an unauthorized remake of its 1992 big-screen comedy My Cousin Vinny.

The BBC said Fox is suing the Indian company for $1.42 million in Mumbai's High Court, claiming the dialogue and story for Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai are too close to the American version, which co-starred Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.

BR Films has denied the allegations, arguing its film is original because the characters and settings are different from Vinny, the BBC said.