Apparently, you don't mess with the guy who claims to have originally come up with the idea for your movie.
The author of a 2003 webzine, 2005 comic book and 2007 novel all titled The Hair-Raising Adventures of Jayms Blonde has launched a legal salvo against Adam Sandler, seeking to halt the June 6 release of Don't Mess With the Zohan, E! News has learned.
Ellis J. Pailet, a Louisiana attorney who represents author Robert W. Cabell, sent a cease and desist letter earlier this month to the comedian's camp, accusing Team Sandler of ripping off his client's ideas and threatening a full-blown lawsuit.
Sandler's publicist, Cindi Guagenti, declined to discuss the claims or potential litigation.
"We don't comment on lawsuits, especially ones without merit," she said.
For his part, Pailet notes in the May 8 letter several supposed similarities between Cabell's gay crusader action hero, who fights bad guys with his "trademarked Uzi blow-dryer, bulletproof mousse and hair-curler hand-grenades," and Sandler's Israeli Mossad agent, who fakes his death to leave the spy biz to cut hair in New York.