The actress is being sued for $10 million for her part in an alleged conspiracy to sabotage the drama “London Fields,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the suit, which was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, production company Nicola Six (named for Heard’s character in the movie) claims that Heard — along with director Mathew Cullen — breached her contract by refusing to shoot the agreed-upon script and failing to show up at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the suit says that, “While the inherent tension between actors and directors (on the one hand) and producers (on the other) is nothing new in Hollywood, the unauthorized and unlawful acts of Heard, Cullen, and others — most notably, their campaign to damage [Nicola Six], the Picture, and the Picture’s investors — are perhaps unprecedented.”
It goes on, “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.”
It seems that the actress hoped to support Cullen, who has sued Nicola Six claiming that it had edited the movie — an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel — to include scenes of 9/11 “jumpers” cut with pornography, and hadn’t funded the movie in the way they had promised.
Nicola Six’s suit claims 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” and that she refused to act in “provocative scenes,” meaning that “key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate Heard’s behavior.”
In August, Heard announced that she was donating her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp — who also has a small role in the movie — to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles after the couple’s acrimonious split.