M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’

Published on Jan 16, 2020

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Servant’ Sued, Accused of Bastardizing Female-Focused Thriller Through ‘Male Gaze’

M. Night Shyamalan and Apple have been sued by a female director for copyright infringement over their Apple+ show “Servant,” which the plaintiff claims stole its premise from her 2013 film and rewrote it through a male gaze.

Created by Tony Basgallop with Shyamalan as an executive producer, “Servant” follows a couple that has formed an emotional bond with a doll created to resemble their dead infant daughter and the nanny the couple hired to take care of it. Basgallop is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, as are the rest of the show’s executive producers and the show’s production studios, including Shyamalan’s Blinding Edge Pictures.

Plaintiff Francesca Gregorini accuses the producers of “Servant” of stealing from her 2013 film “The Truth About Emanuel,” which also follows a grieving mother who bonds

Read full article at: The Wrap

Author: Jeremy Fuster