Bad news for Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The stars, who are producers on the HBO series Ballers, are reportedly being sued for allegedly stealing the idea behind the hit series. According to documents obtained by E! News, Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton are claiming they contacted the famous actors with a pitch for a football-themed show called Off Season in 2008.
After being denied “created by” credit, the show fell apart, but now Everette and Sherri are alleging there are many similarities between Off Season and Ballers.
Ballers borrows heavily from the Materials and that certain aesthetic elements, including, without limitation, physical appearance of the characters and their vehicles, and plots, scenes, as well as story lines are virtually identical to that [of Off Season],” the legal documents state.
Both Mark and Dwayne have not commented on the lawsuit, which comes after the series was renewed for a second season