In his lawsuit, the son of late playwright Paul Zindel listed more than 60 resemblances between his father's play “Let Me Hear You Whisper” and “The Shape of Water.”
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"The Shape of Water," a leading contender for this year's best picture Oscar, was hit with a plagiarism lawsuit Wednesday, alleging that its fantastical plot about a romance between a cleaning woman and a mysterious river creature was lifted directly from an American stage play."The Shape of Water" has 13 Oscar nominations at the March 4 Academy Awards ceremony, including nods for best picture and best director.In the movie, it is a mermanlike river creature."The Shape of Water" has already won a best picture Golden Globe and numerous acting and craft awards from film critics' groups in the United States and elsewhere.
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