Twentieth Century Fox Film has been sued over the "Valley of the Dolls" television series it’s developing, Bloomberg reports.
The estate of the late novelist Jacqueline Susann has sued claiming the studio doesn’t have the rights for the production, according to the report.
Fox, which obtained the rights for a 1967 movie and a 1981 TV movie based on the Susann novel, doesn’t have the rights for the TV project, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles, the story notes.
Fox, which is working on the series with "Precious" director Lee Daniels, is accused of copyright infringement, breach of contract and other violations, with the plaintiff asking for unspecified damages, according to the article. The studio didn’t have an immediate comment on the lawsuit, the piece adds.