Blogged By: De De Tillman
Blog Source: TMZ
Video Credit: TMZ – YouTube – 943156153
Posted: Thursday December 29, 2011 @10:36 am PST
Topic: Tyler Perry – Jamie Foxx
According to TMZ, Tyler Perry and Jamie Foxx are being sued by a prisoner over a movie ” for $1 million each by a prisoner — who claims the duo jacked his idea for a groan-worthy new comedy … starring Foxx, Perry, and Martin Lawrence … all dressed as women.
The movie is called “Skank Robbers” — A comedy about two lady bank robbers … with Lawrence’s Sheneneh character from “Martin,” Foxx’s Wanda from “In Living Color,” and according to reports … Tyler Perry‘s Madea … from every bad movie you’ve seen. The project is reportedly in development.
Shamont Lyle Sapp — who, coincidentally, says he’s serving time in Oklahoma for 10 bank robberies — he’s filed a lawsuit, claiming he gave Foxx and Perry the idea for the project … and they cut him out of the action.
According to the docs, Shamont had the idea to unite the three characters in one film — but his version wasn’t a comedy about bank robbers … it was a drama about a mental hospital.
The lawsuit encapsulates Sapp’s idea — “A male white mental patient takes Madea hostage … He deals with phone calls from the negotiators, as Madea actually pleads for her life in a very sad tear-jerking way … Her pleas are to be very sad. No jokes at all.”
Sounds like a blast. Shamont is also suing Fox Broadcasting and producer David Zuckerman for a total of $4 million in damages.
Foxx and Martin did a “Skank Robbers” sketch for the BET Awards in 2009 … which aired a month before Sapp even pitched his idea to Perry.