Disaster Artist: James Franco Settles Lawsuit from Former UCLA Student, Who Wrote Earlier Drafts

Actor-director James Franco has settled a lawsuit filed last year by former student who claimed he wrote several drafts of The Disaster Artist.

Ryan Moody filed suit in March, alleging that he was swindled into giving up the rights to his work for just $5,000.

Moody sued Franco’s company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, and Seth Rogen’s company, Point Grey Pictures, which produced the film.

“The lawsuit has been resolved,” Moody’s attorney, Brian said, though terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Moody met Franco as a student in his UCLA film class. According to the suit, Franco asked him in 2013 to adapt the book about  the cult film “The Room.”

Moody alleged that he worked full-time on the project for four months, ultimately delivering five drafts of the screenplay.