Amber Heard sued for $10M by London Fields producers – Tribute.ca
According to TheWrap, the Danish Girl star has been handed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit over the upcoming film London Fields, in which the filmmakers allege she failed to carry out her acting and publicity duties for the film.
As per a legal document obtained by the news website, production company Nicola Six Limited are suing Amber for not adhering to “[a] commitment to act in scenes requiring nudity, in contravention of her contractual obligations.”
London Fields is a thriller that follows a terminally ill writer (played by Billy Bob Thornton) in New York City and is based on Martin Amis’ novel of the same name. Amber plays Nicola Six, a woman who tries to orchestrate her own murder on her 35th birthday, becoming the center of the writer’s new novel.
The lawsuit claims that Amber was aware of the nature of Nicola’s role, as she had previously read both Amis’ novel and the film’s screenplay, which was “salacious, provocative and contained nude scenes.”
She also allegedly had the ability to pre-approve all nude and sex scenes, and took payment for all the agreed-upon acting services. But because of her purported refusal to shoot any nudity, “key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate [her] behavior.”
The producers then go on to list various contractual obligations that Amber allegedly ignored, including failing to appear at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
“Consistent with industry norms, Plaintiff (like TIFF) expected Heard (the film’s star) to attend TIFF and support the Picture, as Heard was contractually required to do — and as she had been paid to do,” the document read. “The refusal to