Evan Rachel Wood sued for $30 million
Evan Rachel Wood is being sued for $30 million over a contract dispute.
The 26-year-old actress - who announced her split from husband Jamie Bell last week - was dealt another blow as producers on '10 Things I Hate About Life', a sequel to hit 1999 comedy '10 Things I Hate About You', have filed a lawsuit against her for allegedly quitting the movie and breaching her contract.
The suit from 10 Things Film LLC claims Wood accepted a $300,000 advance for a lead role, but then ''seemingly changed her mind about appearing in the film during principle photography, ultimately refusing without any legal justification to fulfill her contractual obligations and instead opting to walk out on the project''.
However, the actress' lawyers have hit back at the ''preposterous'' lawsuit, insisting it is the producers who are in breach of contract and ran out of money mid-production.
Wood's representative said: ''The lawsuit is preposterous and simply a bullying tactic from financially troubled producers. 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, 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.''