'Barbershop 3' Movie — Will Hit The Big Screen … Judge Cuts Up Lawsuit


0414-barber-shop-cv-mgm-01The man trying to shut down the release of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” just got snipped by a judge.

Law enforcement tells TMZ the ruling was made Thursday in L.A. … saying JD Lawrence didn’t have enough to back up his claim the movie’s release would damage him beyond repair.

TMZ broke the story … Lawrence went after Warner Bros and Showtime for the ‘Barbershop’ movies and TV series … saying there were uncanny similarities to scenes from his stage play “Scissors.” Lawrence asked for at least $20 million in damages

A rep for Warner Bros and MGM (distributors for ‘Next Cut’) tells TMZ, “We are pleased the judge saw through this thinly-veiled attempt to extort the companies that have invested over 14 years and millions of dollars to bring the beloved ‘Barbershop’ franchise to audiences worldwide.”

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