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Glen Campbell hit with lawsuit over documentary

Country music legend Glen Campbell has been sued for breach of contract over his Alzheimer's disease documentary.

Bosses at production house The Record Company filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (29Sep14), claiming the Rhinestone Cowboy's film, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, violates a previous agreement made in June 2011 to develop a project about the star with director James Keach.


In the documents, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, The Record Company executives state they were "excluded from participating in the documentary in every way despite its exclusive agreement with Campbell."


In addition, the 2011 deal also called for Keach, who produced Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, to direct any project involving Campbell.


The Record Company bosses allege Campbell and his associates initially collaborated with them and Keach to develop a film about his life, but instead turned around and struck a deal with another company, subsequently cutting them out of the project.


An early draft of the contract was signed by the ailing singer on 7 June, 2011, just two weeks before he went public with his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.