Reese Witherspoon and writer Gillian Flynn sued over 'Gone Girl'

Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has been sued over 'Gone Girl' by a writer who claims that she lifted up her work.

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69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Reese Witherspoon. Reuters

Actress Reese Witherspoon is once again creating headlines. As per reports, she has been sued by a writer who claims "Gone Girl" is a rip-off of a screenplay penned by her.

Witherspoon received various awards for producing the 2014 film "Gone Girl".

A screenplay writer named Leslie Weller has claimed she wrote a screenplay called "Out of the Blue" back in 2005 and sent a copy of the same to a script consultant. That allowed someone to lift her work.

She says the book "Gone Girl", which came out in 2012, is a rip off of her screenplay, reports

Mentioning similarities between the book and her screenplay, Weller said they both focus on a married couple's relationship where the husband and wife are slowly drifting apart.

"They both contain a key twist where the wife is not the nice, normal, and somewhat naive housewife and is, in fact, a psychopath who sets up her husband," she said.

Besides Witherspoon, Weller is also suing the book's author Gillian Flynn and the movie's director David Fincher.