A woman named Jo Anne Vandegriff has filed a lawsuit against—well, pretty much everyone, including Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Armie Hammer (NOT ARMIE HAMMER!) and Disney so she can get publicity for her script.
According to TMZ, the Vandegriff, a self-described "homeless woman," wants to sue all these famous people and Disney to get their attention because they would be great for her film:
[She] freely admits the suit is a ploy to get everyone in a room so she can sell her 2,000-page original Civil War romance mini-series, "Heaven's Angels." Vandegriff describes her script as "an extraordinary work in its length, complexity, and scope, though not yet a masterpiece work."
Vandegriff is targeting Disney because she wants to open up the studio — which she claims produces lily-white content — to Black and Hispanic females. She doesn't apologize for using the legal system to make a buck, because, as she says in the lawsuit, "a mini-series of this nature only comes along once every twenty to thirty years."
That's probably one of the more creative ways to nab the attention of Hollywood insiders, I'll give her that. Apparently Vandegriff is suing Oscar-winner Berry because she wants her in the lead role. Well, it can't be any worse than Catwoman.
According to TMZ, Vandegriff says her film will promote "peace and harmony, health and happiness." Which is, oddly enough, the same thing that producers said about "The Last Stand" with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Hopefully she is just one of the (many) notoriously kooky aspiring screenwriters/actors/filmmakers who will do anything and everything to get noticed in Hollywood and not someone with deeper issues. Also (because let's face it), her script sounds completely awesome and we definitely need to get a little "health and happiness" up in here ASAP.
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