Latest 'Hangover 2' Lawsuit: Man Claims Sequel Was Based on His Life

Latest 'Hangover 2' Lawsuit: Man Claims Sequel Was Based on His Life

Oct 17, 2011

It's the third highest-grossing film of the year, but its success at the box office hasn't come without a few lawsuits. First a tattoo artist sued The Hangover Part II after they used his Mike Tyson design in the sequel without his permission, and then a stunt man sued due to brain injuries he suffered during production. Now, in what has to be one of the craziest lawsuits of the year, some dude is suing because he claims Warner Bros. ripped off his own life story. Yes, this man actually claims the ridiculous, drug-fueled romp through the streets of Thailand is eerily similar to the events that transpired during his own Honeymoon (and are featured in his screenplay, Mickey and Kirin).

Michael Alan Rubin claims he married a Japanese woman in 2007 in Japan, and they celebrated a honeymoon in Thailand and India shortly after. However the honeymoon didn't go so well, and Rubin later decided to turn the story of his trip into a screenplay, registering it with the Writer's Guild. Then a friend told him about The Hangover 2, and Rubin cried, "Wait, that's my life! That's my monkey! That's my male-to-female transsexual prostitute sex story!" --or something similar, we imagine.

So he's suing for "copyright infringement, misappropriation of his publicity rights and defamation." As far as how similar his life and the movie actually are, we don't know for sure, except that he's pissed at the movie for inferring he was under the influence when he proposed to a male-to-female transsexual prostitute. Yup. Who else wants to watch this dude's home videos from that trip, like, right now?

No word from the studio on the lawsuit just yet, but chances are good Warner Bros. will claim they have no idea who this guy is and dismiss the case entirely (right after they take a look at his script and see about incorporating some of it into The Hangover 3).

[via THR]

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