The Canadian reporter known as the “Scud Stud” during the 1991 Gulf War has sued the makers of “Charlie Wilson’s War” over footage used in the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts movie.
Arthur Kent, whose live NBC reports on Iraq’s Scud missile attacks on Saudi Arabia made him a celebrity, claims in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that filmmakers violated his intellectual property rights.
The lawsuit claims Universal Studios and other companies used segments of a 1986 news program Kent made about the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan without his consent.
It seeks an injunction against distributing the movie, among other provisions, in addition to unspecified damages.
Universal spokesman Michael Moses didn’t immediately return a phone call early Friday seeking comment.
The 2007 film, directed by Mike Nichols, also starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.