Joss Whedon, Lionsgate hit with copyright lawsuit over 'The Cabin in the Woods'

An author says "Avengers" director Joss Whedon stole his idea, along with "Cabin in the Woods" director Drew Goddard.

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  • An author says "Avengers" director Joss Whedon and "Cabin" director Drew Goddard stole his idea
  • Peter Gallagher alleges similarities to his "The Little White Trip: A Night In the Pines" from 2006

(The Hollywood Reporter)The author of a 2006 novel has accused the "Avengers" director and "Cabin" director Drew Goddard of stealing his idea.

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