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Casting Call For Stranger Things (AKA Montauk) Seemingly Supports Claims That Duffer Brothers Abducted The Show!

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Did Barb just blow Netflix's cover?

While the jury's still out on whether the Duffer Brothers ripped off Stranger Things from a short film Montauk, does a casting call obtained by TMZ seem to prove the sci-fi hit at least stole the film's title during the development stage?

The casting call for the role of "Barbara" reveals the Netflix series was being developed under the name Montauk — the same title as Charlie Kessler's 2012 found-footage short about top secret government experiments in Long Island.

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According to the suit, Kessler claims he met and pitched his film and related feature film script titled The Montauk Project to Matt and Ross Duffer at a Tribeca Film Festival premiere party in April 2014.

The timing of the casting call is enough to raise eyebrows. Though the Duffers didn't strike a deal with Kessler for his project about secret government projects, the paranormal, and a cop haunted by his past, they were clearly casting in August 2015 for a series called Montauk — a show also about all those things.

The casting call states:

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Stranger Things' Sadie Sink Clarifies Unscripted Kiss Situation After Duffer Brothers Reveal It Was Only Added Because She Was 'So Freaked' By The Idea!

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Mad Max doesn't want you to be mad about her Snow Ball smooch!

A gaggle of Stranger Things fans grew upset over 15-year-old Sadie Sink's kiss with Caleb McLaughlin in the season finale when it was revealed she was extremely uncomfortable with the idea.

On Netflix's aftershow Beyond Stranger Things, co-creator Ross Duffer admitted Sink was "so freaked" by the lip lock in the season two finale episode, which was apparently only added to the script when the team saw how "stressed out" she was by the thought of it!

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After the admission drew the ire of the sci-fi phenomenon's protective fandom, the young actress was forced to speak out on the controversial kiss — and she's telling people it actually wasn't that big of a deal!

The young starlet told The Wrap she "wouldn't have done" the kiss — which she said was the first for both her and 16-year-old McLaughlin — if she didn't feel comfortable with it, explaining:

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