Evan Rachel Wood is being sued by the producers of a movie called 10 Things I Hate About Life, in which she was to play a lead part. The suit alleges that Wood refused to come back to work after a production break. It is being widely reported that Evan Rachel Wood’s representatives are characterizing this lawsuit as “preposterous” and “bullying.”
TMZ reports that the producers called a halt to the production in January 2013, which they maintain was well within their rights. They allege that when they approached Evan Rachel Wood about returning to work in November 2013, she refused. They are suing for $30 million and damages.
UsWeeklyhas more details, filling in that:
“Producers allege that the star told them in February 2013 that she was ‘unable and unwilling to continue’ with filming, and ‘would be unable to recommence’ until November 2013. They further claim that she then opted to ‘walk out on the project.’ (Wood announced she was pregnant in January of that year; she and Bell welcomed a baby boy in July).”
Inquisitrreported last week that Evan Rachel Wood and her husband Jamie Bell had announced their divorce, less than nine months after the birth of their son.
UsWeekly also reports that Wood’s representatives maintain that she did nothing wrong, writing that:
“‘The lawsuit is preposterous and simply a bullying tactic from financially troubled producers,’ they said in a statement to Deadline. ‘The production shut down in February 2013 when the producers ran out of money. Even after that, Evan agreed to resume production in Nov. 2013 by which time the producers said they would have cleared up their issues.’
“‘However, the producers still could not get their act together,’ the statement continued, ‘nor did they pay Evan money that was owed. Repeated subsequent promises by the producers to resume production and pay Evan also turned out to be false. Enough is enough. The producers, not Evan, have breached contract.'”
E! Online has more details about the producers’ allegations against Wood, reporting that, “The company is claiming breach of written agreement and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.”
About Evan Rachel Woods’ commitment to the movie, they go on to say:
“The lawsuit states that the opposing parties entered into a “written actor services agreement” that would last seven weeks on or around Nov. 26, 2012.”
UsWeekly also adds:
“10 Things Film LLC is seeking more than $30 million from Wood, including $20 million in lost profits, $5 million in special damages, $500,000 in lost financing costs, and $6 million in equity investments.”
This comes at the end of a hard month for the embattled actress. Not only is Evan Rachel Wood dealing with the splitting up of her marriage, she has also had to respond to rumors that she had a casual hook-up with Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez.