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Ice Cube’s Production Company Sued Over “Lottery Ticket” Movie

(AllHipHop News) Ice Cube’s production company, Cube Vision, is the subject of a new lawsuit that alleges the company turned a book into a movie without permission.

Author Franklin White , has filed suit against Cube Vision, Warner Bros. Pictures, Alcon Film Fund and Alcon Entertainment in federal court in Atlanta for creating the 2008 movie “Lottery Ticket” without authorization.

According to the hardcover description, “First Round Lottery Pick,” White’s 2005 book, is gritty dramatic book about a young basketball star instantly becomes wealthy and the surrounding problems that arise. “Lottery Ticket” is a comedy about a young man, played by Bow Wow, who wins the lottery and has subsequent issues that follow.

White claims he sent a copy of “First Round Lottery Pick” to Cube Vision president Matt Alvarez in hopes that he could become a writer for the company on a sitcom starring basketball star Lebron James. In August of 2009, Cube Vision started filming “Lottery Ticket,” according to the complaint, and it was released in theaters by Warner Brothers in 2010. The movie made $24 million at the box office.

White charges that a film expert found 44 duplicate incidents between “First Round Lottery Pick” and “Lottery Ticket,” causing him to initiate legal action.

White wants to cease sales of the movie, a portion of the profits, damages and his attorney fees paid.

Incidentally, Ice Cube is not mentioned in the suit as an individual in the complaint even though his company is included in the law suit.

  • Eric Emajor Jackson

    damm….dont steal, not sayin he did…..jus dont…i thnk he had nothin 2 do wt it, i thnk someone he trusted gave hime the idea and he went along with it thinkin it was original….cube aint gotta steal when its starvin writers out there wit billion dollar scripts that would love to work with him.

    • Nah Cube been notorious for cuffin other people’s shit since the ’90s fam…stole Wicked from King Sun, the hook to the Friday song from Cypress Hill, etc. etc. Hell the nigga even bragged about it in Jackin For Beats. LOL

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        I was going to say the same thing, cube been taking a piece of any and every thing, he even took the east coast/west coast beef from pac…

      • Vinsanity

        WSCG was out way before 2pac ran like a bitch to the WEST coast, i am a Pac fan but real is real.

      • For real . I didn’t know, he steals people ideas, movies, or scripts.

      • Yeah it’s real…always gonna be fan of Cube’s work but he’s slimy as shit…even DJ Pooh (Red from Friday) said he’d never do business with him again…dunno if they ever resolved their differences, but yeah…

      • Co-Sign on the Wicked comment 100%

      • Vinsanity

        it was for song really doe.

      • Nah it was Wicked famo, Google it. I remember it well cuz Wicked’s still one of my fav. tracks to this day.

      • maryc

        he should be embarrassed. wonder how much he going to have to pay?

  • therealest1

    Not surprising since Ice Cube has an established reputation for taking other peoples’ work.

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    • King Sun’s – Wicked

    • RMfag

      The first Friday was barely that good.
      If youre going to steal, steal quality.

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  • Michael Thompson II

    Well due to Beef, I’m not surprised if these allegations appear to be true.

    • sasha

      Um,Um,Um–Not surprised either. Why would he sue Ice Cube if they weren’t. I don’t like entertainers who think they are entitled to steal cause they eating good.

  • Matt Swan

    Would you really want to sue someone over that movie? I’d be embarrassed as hell knowing how dumb it was. If you really want to sue Cube, get after his ass for those two Friday sequels! He stole stupidy from a lot of people lol

    • Vinsanity

      Next Friday pretty good the second time around.

      • Matt Swan

        Now how high were you when you watched it lol?

      • RMfag

        What type of high was a better question.

        The only good thing about those movies was them almost getting dug in the booty. That aztec warrior can dig in me anytime.

      • RMfag

        In reverse?

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    • iBE

      that’s probably why he taking his ass to court. The movie was lame but the article says he stole some stuff out the book. I saw the movie and if you think about it that part where bow wow was mad at his friend didn’t seem to fit. Oh well, his movie Friday prolly going to be stolen too.

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  • king

    Cube definitely has a history of being a thief

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  • Lewis Cmw Gilly

    cube being stealing so what everybody dose it even the goverment still a sick movie

    • RMfag

      No morality. I would NOT suck you off.
      Sorry tho……..

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  • movie came out in 2008 and this guy waits wen its 2013 2 file a lawsuit

    • Bizness Mane

      Let the movie generate $$$ first, then sue.. Biz 101

    • RMfag

      Why should it matter? Thats how people get away with stealing now.

    • bereal

      nah 2010

    • girlpower

      u smokin that movie came out like 2010-11 i just saw it onHBO

    • maryc

      yeah the writer doing right. I would sue him too. how he just going to take his stuff like that? you sound silly dude.

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  • norman

    he said his name wasn’t mentioned cuz he wasn’t involved y’all some dumb pieces of shyt

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  • bereal

    not surprised either. i read the book and thought the same thing. I would have sued them to caused they messed the movie up. Cube always takin shit–

  • girlpower

    I believe he did steal it. get yo money.

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  • true

    man-them lawyers no what they doin. They went after his company and all the movie people behind it. They goin to get that copyright money….dats where the money at
    mill–ions prolly care less bout the movie. smh @cube cant get away with that

  • Jtwist

    Cube caught up this time. They say 24million made at the box office. But that joint got DVD, overseas, HBO, redbox….allthat shit. That writer bought to get some of that plus all them copyright rulesthey worth money 2.

  • jaysfirst

    I don’t think the writer would lie. Cube should no better. Oh well I hope Franklin lets him cut a deal cause if this movie made 24m at the box, what about dvd and all that….I have it on dvd….smh @Cube

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