Investor Erik Gordon claims he reached a deal to finance the movie and he has named the filmmaker in a fraud lawsuit in New York, alleging he was cut out of the project.

The suit, which was filed on Friday (13May16) and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, suggests Gordon was offered an opportunity to back the film, then called That's What I'm Talking About, in 2009, and he met with Linklater to discuss the project.

He claims Linklater and his film production company, Detour, "promised that Mr. Gordon and his company, ErGo, would have the right to finance the Film in exchange for financial benefits and screen credits on a motion picture produced based on the Script."

But Gordon alleges Linklater and his partners had already signed away script rights to Paramount executives under a work for hire agreement. The plaintiff says he was unaware of the film company's involvement when he paid over $32,000 (£22,000) in development costs.

The film was later suspended and Gordon now insists Paramount's role was kept from him.

The plaintiff claims he ran into Linklater at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, asked him about the film and was told the Boyhood director was working on other projects.

He later learned the film, now titled Everybody Wants Some, had been made without his involvement.

Gordon is now suing Linklater and Detour for breach of the 2009 financing agreement.

The movie, which is considered Linklater's follow-up to cult 1993 film Dazed & Confused, was released earlier this year (16). It stars Tyler Hoechlin and Blake Jenner as roommates preparing for the start of the college baseball season.