Posted on 02/09/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Good news: Paramount Pictures may not be remaking its adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Bad news: we might get a TV series based on it instead.

The Hollywood Reporter provides an in-depth look at a legal battle taking place between Paramount and Alan Schwartz, a trustee of the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Schwartz has received several seven-figure deals for a TV adaptation of the novella and thus needs a court to support his claim that Paramount missed its window under a 1991 agreement to make another movie.

Paramount, naturally, disputes this interpretation; it’s looking to send the case to federal court as a question of copyright law interpretation.

For more legalese, including copies of the latest court papers, head to The Hollywood Reporter.

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