Ironically, a convicted bank robber has filed a lawsuit against Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry. Shamont Lyle Sapp, who’s currently serving time in an Oklahoma prison claims that the concept of a film collaboration that also includes Martin Lawrence was inspired by his idea.

The new comedy titled Skank Robbers is a tale that revolves around the shenanigans of 2 ‘lady’ thieves. Both Foxx and Lawrence will resurrect Wanda and Sheneneh from their hit shows and career launch pads “In Living Color” and “Martin,” respectively, while Perry’s Madea is rumored to make an appearance as well.

Sapp asserts that it was his idea to feature the three cross-dressed characters in one film, although his original concept was a dramatic tale centered around a mental hospital. The convicted bank thief is suing the stars for 1 million a piece – 4 million total – for compensation. In addition, TMZ reports that Fox Broadcasting and producer David Zuckerman are included in the suit.

Sapp most likely doesn’t stand a chance, unless he’s got some seriously damning evidence in his aresenal. Regardless, it would be interesting to know just how many folks are actually trying to see these fellas don their make-up, wigs and gaudy dresses once more, and for a feature length film on the big screen, no less.

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  • rhirhi-hater

    ok my question is this… is this really going to be a standalone movie?

    • Perverted Alchemist

      Dear Shamont Lyle Sapp, just serve your time and worry about more pressing matters like- oh, I don’t know- how you ended up in jail in the first place and how you are going to rehabilitate yourself from a life of crime. That seems more plausible as opposed to suing a couple of actors and a film studio.

      Sincerely, Perverted Alchemist.

      P.S.: You really don’t think you’re going to win, are you???

    • Perverted Alchemist

      Sorry, rhirhi-hater, I didn’t mean to make the last comment as a reply to you. However, I do think this is going to be an actual film under Twentieth Century Fox. Martin Lawrence has a well known history with Fox. Aside form the show “Martin”, there’s the “Big Momma’s House” franchise.

  • Pilot

    Unless you wrote an actual screenplay and previously sent it to the studio or one of these actors or someone connected to one of these guys, you are kidding yourself, Shamont. Lots of people have lots of ideas for a movie; saying, “Hey, I thought of that first, and just didn’t tell anyone about it until now”, is not a productive way to win as a plaintiff in this kind of suit.

  • Priceless34

    I’m just mad his parents named him Shamont…who does that?

    • Dee

      Shonda + Lamont = Shamont

  • Jess

    WOW, CLUTCH..WHY ARE YOU ADVERTISING THIS MOVIE? HAVEN’T ENOUGH BLACK WOMEN ALREADY SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THIS TRASH, AND NOW YOU’RE PUBBING IT? CRAZY. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY READING THE “STOP THE MEDIA SMEAR CAMPAIIGN” WEBSITE – ONE BLACK WOMAN ALREADY COVERED THE DAMAGE OF THIS TRASH.

    WE DESERVE THE TREATMENT WE GET FOR ACCEPTING SUCH GARBAGE

    • WOW – Jess! We are reporting that they are getting sued. How is that repping and/or advertising the film. Please read the article.

      Thanks.

    • Jess

      @Clutch: I’m not trying to cause beef, and pardon the caps earlier, but it’s all in how Clutch chose to report it. “A new comedy”? And you’re also reporting it as if it is actually going to broadcast, even though this has not been confirmed, right? I’m just saying that you can report on something without coming off as an advocate of it. That’s how it seems to me.