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Paramount Suing Godfather Author's Estate

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Hollywood LOVES sequels, unless they aren't seeing any of the profits.

Paramount has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather, because it has given a green light to another novel based on the original that the movie studio still owns the rights to.

The lawsuit complains that the Puzo family published The Godfather's Revenge in 2006, but intends to publish another sequel titled The Family Corleone without Paramounts permission.

Not only has the Puzo family "tarnished" the brand and "misled consumers" in the studio's eyes, at least, but the court documents continue to read:

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