[Gossip] Showtime Being Sued By Man Who Claims He Came Up With Concept Of Ray Donovan Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.14.2014
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According to TMZ, Showtime is being sued by writer Brian Larsen, who claims he came up with the idea of Ray Donovan, a show where a middle-aged man fixes things and kills people for money. Larsen says in 2010, he pitched the script to a Showtime executive who said she would "pitch like hell" to get it online but Larsen was ignored.
He said his script had a middle-aged fixer who plans killings with "black-market pros". There was a storyline of a basketball player in a sex scandal (the show had a similar story). The fixer had a brother who is a screw-up, he has a bad relationship with a Catholic priest and he has a conflict with killing people and doing the right thing. Larsen claims his script says there is a moral cliffhanger in every episode and there's a conflict between the fixer's personal and professional lives.
Larsen wants the production stopped, along with money.