Mon Apr 19, 2010 @ 02:16PM PST
By Eriq Gardner
EXCLUSIVE: Fans of sappy love stories with a dash of Shakespearean melodrama are in luck.
The film details the journey of an American girl (Amanda Seyfried) who happens upon a letter written to Juliet Capulet from Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet." After finding the letter left at Juliet's gravestone in Verona, Italy, the girl figures out what happened to the letter-writer who once sought love advice.
However, the Club di Giulietta made its own agreement with a company called ErgoArts to tell its story in a movie.
In January, after being threatened with legal action, Summit sued ErgoArts, asking for a declaration that its film was legitimate. Summit was then countersued by another film company that claimed it had acquired film rights to the story from ErgoArts. To add to the intrigue, the third party alleged that one of Summit's co-producers had seen a script for a competing version, "Dear Juliet," before "Letters to Juliet" had started shooting.
The situation has now "been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties and the litigation between the parties dismissed," according to a statement Summit just gave us.
Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.