Amber Heard being sued for 'unprecedented campaign' against her own film
Published 23/11/2016 | 03:26
Amber Heard is being sued for 10 million dollars (£8 million) for alleged breach of contract over her latest film London Fields.
The actress and former wife of Johnny Depp is accused of conspiring with director Mathew Cullen to edit out nude scenes and failing to promote the film, which is based on the celebrated 1989 novel by Martin Amis.
The movie was supposed to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last year but was pulled and remains without a distributor.
In a lawsuit filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, producers Nicola Six Limited accuse Heard of a "concerted campaign of disinformation" which has left the film "in limbo".
The lawsuit states: "While the inherent tension between actors and directors (on the one hand) and producers (on the other) is nothing new in Hollywood, the unauthorised and unlawful acts of Heard, Cullen, and others - most notably, their campaign to damage plaintiff, the picture, and the picture's investors - are perhaps unprecedented.
"Indeed, as a result of their misconduct, which continues to this day, the very promising picture remains in limbo, hijacked and placed under a cloud by Heard, Cullen, and others."
The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal cases surrounding the film adaptation of London Fields.
Director Cullen has sued the film's producers for fraud, claiming they hijacked the final cut of the movie. The producers later counter-sued, accusing Cullen of breach of contract.
London Fields stars Billy Bob Thornton as Samson Young, a terminally ill writer, and Heard as a femme fatale involved in a love triangle.
Depp makes a cameo in the film amid claims earlier this year that he falsely accused Heard of having an affair with Thornton.
During their high-profile divorce, Heard accused the Pirates Of The Caribbean star of writing the name of Thornton in blood on their bathroom wall.