Senior partners at Tweed Malone, the solicitors who represent the acclaimed writer and director, Chris Morris, were today reported to have booked a number of expensive holidays over the next year in anticipation of massive profits following the suspected bombing of the Boston Marathon.
In the aftermath of the attacks, a number of commentators have drawn comparisons between the events at the Boston Marathon and the events at the end of "Four Lions"' a 2010 film written and directed by Morris, which featured a terrorist bomb attack on the London Marathon.
"This is really very exciting news and we're cautiously optimistic that this could secure the long term financial future of this firm," said James Tweed, the managing partner. "People are already saying that the Boston bombers were influenced by the film and you know how keen those Yanks are to sue over anything so there's bound to be a wealth of litigation. Literally."
However, sources close to Morris report that he remains unworried by the potential for litigation. "There is little prospect that anyone in America will try and sue over this, " said a friend. "I mean, Four Lions contains topical, heavyweight satire which transcends the boundaries of drama, comedy and tragedy to produce a profound and sometimes unsettling vision of some of the evils of the modern world. It does not contain washed-up male actors in a fat suit or Mila Kunis walking round in her pants so most Americans probably aren't even aware of it."