Glen Campbell Sued Over Tour Documentary ‘I’ll Be Me’
Glen Campbell's upcoming tour documentary 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me' which chronicles his battle with Alzheimer's Disease while on the road is set for release on Oct. 24, but right now, the singer is in hot water. Campbell is being sued for breach of contract.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Record Company (a Los Angeles-based production house) is claiming the documentary violates an agreement made in June 2011. Their deal was to develop a project about Campbell with director-producer James Keach (of the Johnny Cash biopic 'Walk the Line'). Instead of following through with the project, the studio claims it was "excluded from participating in the documentary in every way" despite its "exclusive" agreement with Campbell.
Deadline furthers that the two parties “agreed to collaborate with one another, on an exclusive basis, to develop, produce and exploit” the project. And the agreement provided that “in the event there is a development or production deal for the Project, [the Record Company] will be attached for the life of the Project in all forms and media.”
During the agreement terms, the suit alleges Campbell began his Goodbye Tour and filming began on ‘I’ll Be Me’ and “collaborated with entities other than the Record Company to develop, produce and exploit the project.” Instead of turning to the Record Company, Campbell and Campbell Enterprises worked with Keach and his production company, PCH Films.
To make matters more confusing, legal questions about the validity of contracts signed by those stricken with Alzheimer's is in question. The country icon signed an early draft of the contract on June 7, 2011 -- just a couple of weeks before he publicly revealed his struggle with Alzheimer's -- and the contract was finalized June 30, one week after his announcement.
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In an update from the Campbell family last year, it was revealed that the singer struggles every day, has problems speaking, needs constant care and outwardly is not the same man who made 'Gentle on My Mind' a huge hit. He was moved to a special Alzheimer's facility in April.