George V. Higgins' Widow Sues for Copyright Infringement on Film Version of 1981 Novel 'Rat on Fire'

05/17/2011 02:52 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2011
  • The Boston Globe

Not surprisingly, a dispute over film rights to the late George V. Higgins’s novel “The Rat on Fire’’ has ended up in court. Loretta Cubberley, Higgins’s widow and executor, has filed a copyright infringement claim against Boston University film professor Jan Egleson and independent filmmaker Robert Patton-Spruill, asserting they have no right to start filming “Rat.’’

Read more on The Boston Globe