Oscar hopeful The Shape Of Water sued over plagiarism allegations

2/22/2018 7:51:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) -Oscar contender The Shape Of Water has been hit by a lawsuit claiming that its surreal plot is a rip-off of a 1969 play.

Director Guillermo del Toro has already won a BAFTA for the movie. It is also the most-nominated film at the Oscars, with 13 nods including best picture, best director and best actress.

It depicts a romance between a cleaner who works at a secret lab, played by British actress Sally Hawkins, and a mysterious river creature.

But legal papers filed in Los Angeles claim it "brazenly copies the story, elements, characters and themes" from a play called Let Me Hear You Whisper.

Source: Sky News

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