Groundhog Day producers are suing UK PM, Theresa May, over unlicensed use of their plotline in her Brexit negotiations.
In the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a cynical reporter who repeats the same day over and over again in spite of innumerable attempts to break the cycle.
The Groundhog Day producers assert that Theresa May is using the scenario to repeatedly attempt the same negotiations with the EU and also failing to break the cycle with each attempt.
Theresa May claims never to have seen the movie and insists that her repeated attempts at negotiation are showing progress.
The producers point out that Mrs May’s claims of progress are, in fact, nothing of the sort and she is back to square one with each new negotiation.
They also point out that she has been attempting the same negotiations for two years and not reached a conclusion.
In the movie, Bill Murray does find a way to break the deadlock, essentially by becoming a more caring and considerate person but Mrs May has shown absolutely no signs of doing either.
The producers add that Mrs May is either extremely cynical or naive to believe that her past and current conduct can do anything to break the endless cycle of “Non” from the EU but they admit they are not qualified in psychiatric behaviour to make such a medical judgement.
Mrs May said: “As I have said repeatedly, I am making progress.”
The producers said instead of a financial settlement they could be open to the rights of a movie based on events entitled “Mrs May’s Groundhog Day”. “It has a certain ring to it, don’t you think?” They added: “It’ll run and run. And run.”