Amber Heard's definitely having a year in 2016.
Aside from her highly publicised divorce from Johnny Depp, Amber Heard can now add being sued by producers to her list of awful things in 2016. A report by THR confirms that Amber Heard is being sued for breach of contract and committing tortious interference on her latest film, London Fields.
Based on the bestselling novel by Martin Amis, London Fields was screened at Sundance and Toronto Film Festival, but is still without a distributor owing to the legal problems surrounding the film. The film's director, Matthew Cullen, is currently suing the producers of the film with fraud, claiming that they hijacked the final cut of the film, whilst they're countersuing him for failing to bring the film in on time and on budget.
Heard, however, is being sued for a number of reasons. The lawsuit by Nicola Six Limited, the producers of the film, alleges that because Heard refused to "comply with her contractual obligations — including her improper refusal to act in provocative scenes contained in the pre-approved script — key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate Heard's behavior."
Heard also allegedly refused to take part in dialogue replacement in 2015 and forward her correspondence with the producers to Martin Amis. Heard's contract stated, according to the producers, that she was not to disclose any information about the film or its producers to anyone. The lawsuit alleges that "...(in) an effort to intimidate Nicola Six, Heard falsely claimed to Nicola Six that she had not contractually agreed to allow the use of nudity in the Picture." It also alleges that Heard "falsely claimed that she had not granted Nicola Six the right to the results and proceeds of her acting services in the Picture."
The lawsuit also claims that Heard's refusal to attend the premiere at Toronto International Festival in 2015 negatively affected the ability to sell the film to distributors, despite the fact that she was there at the Festival and walked the red carpet for The Danish Girl, a film she had a much smaller role in.
The producers are seeking $10 million in damages from Heard. The suit can be read in full here.