David James Duncan Suing "The River Why" Movie Producers

August 7, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Moldy Chum recently took time from a rabid defense of their Slab of the Month choice to uncover news of a court case involving author David James Duncan, Sierra Club Books, Thomas A. Cohen and Kristi Denton Cohen, the producer of the new “The River Why” movie starring William Hurt and Amber Heard.
You can read the full complaint here, but to summarize, Duncan’s attorneys are asserting that Sierra Club Books mishandled the option to sell the screen rights to film, selling it to the Cohens fraudulently, since the option to do so expired in 1985.