Newswire: Production on Amy Adams’ Janis Joplin biopic halted over lawsuit

Get It While You Can, the forthcoming biopic of Janis Joplin, has hit yet another snag that threatens to turn it into a disaster of Jackie Jormp-Jomp-sized proportions. The latest roadblock has been erected by none other than the film’s own producers, LKL Productions and Switzerland-based Silver Reel. According to a complaint filed on Wednesday, the companies optioned the rights to the script for Get It While You Can for $117,000 back in 2014. Allegedly, writer Ron Terry has since shopped the script around to other producers in violation of the option agreement, and the companies are none too pleased.

LKL and Silver Reel also sued an investment company called Chesterton Capital, which had previously loaned Terry $1.7 million. The option agreement was contingent on those loans being restructured; LKL and Silver Reel tried to comply, but Chesterton refused to negotiate its demand that it be …

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