According to TMZ, a Southern Califonia man confessed to writing the Bow Wow vehicle Lottery Ticket in recently-filed court documents in L.A. County. Bail has not been set.
The man filing the lawsuit is Tom Huang — who once wrote an episode of “The Mullets” back in 2003.
According to legal documents, Huang claims he came up with an idea for a movie back in 2004, wrote a “treatment” for it … and talked it over with his agent Brad Kaplan.
But in the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court, Huang claims Kaplan “stole” the idea and gave it to one of his clients named Erik White .. who went on to write and direct “Lottery Ticket.”
Huang claims “Lottery Ticket” ripped off all sorts of elements from his movie — including “detailed plot elements, characters, and scenes.” Huang is suing for an undisclosed amount — but states in the lawsuit that he believes “Lottery Ticket” will rake in millions … so it’s safe to say he’s gonna want a ton of cash.
My sources say Huang went on to claim that White not only stole from him, but just hung out in his store all day reading magazines like it was a god d*mned library. Anyway, if Huang has proof at all, this should be an open and shut case, as a plot like this is unmistakable:
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three—day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize.
I’d like to believe this plagiarism story isn’t true, because I simply refuse to believe that a person would stoop so low as to steal a maltese falcon’s fabergé egg of an idea such as this.
In all seriousness, this looks way funnier than Dinner for Schmucks.