Amber Heard is being sued for $10 million (£8.07m) by the producers of noir thriller London Fields due to her refusal "to comply with contractual obligations" including allegedly trying to cut sex scenes from the final edit. The 24-page lawsuit was filed on Monday 21 November, honed in on the fact that the actor failed to agree to attend last year's Toronto International Film Festival during promotion and allegations that she worked with director Matthew Cullen to cut sex scenes.
Heard "[failed] to render acting services in conformance with the shooting script" and "[conspiring] with Cullen to make unauthorized, material changes to the shooting script," the lawsuit reads. "Heard understood the nature of the role ... and the tenor of the screenplay, which was salacious, provocative, and contained nude scenes."
This isn't the first time London Fields has been the subject of legal action either. Shortly before the film was due to be screened at TIFF 2015, director Cullen sued the producers for "significant altering" the final cut of the picture, claiming that it no longer matched his vision.
Because of the lawsuit, the film was pulled from the festival's eventual line-up. Producer Chris Hanley later responded to the claims, suggesting that Cullen had failed to deliver the film on budget and on time.
Based on British writer Martin Amis' novel of the same name, the movie sees Heard play Nicola Six, a clairvoyant who becomes romantically involved with three men in the belief that one of them will murder her in the future. Her unusual motive? To bring about her death so that she will not have to face the process of aging and subsequently "lose her attractiveness and power to manipulate men".
Also starring Cara Delevingne, Theo James, Jason Isaacs, Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton, London Fields is yet to have an official release date.
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