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.