Leonardo Couldn't Dream Up Better Publicity

The Da Vinci Code goes from best-selling book to big-screen blockbuster amid the sort of ticket-selling controversy that studios pray for

Its author spent three days in the witness box in a London court, defending his work against allegations of plagiarism. Religious leaders have argued that the film should be changed so as not to offend Catholics. Is this the kind of publicity that Sony's upcoming film, The Da Vinci Code, needs right now, just weeks before its May 19 release?

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