A representative for EVAN RACHEL WOOD has blasted a $30 million lawsuit filed by producers behind a sequel to 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, alleging the production was shut down when they ran out of money.
Bosses at 10 Things Film LLC have filed suit against The Wrestler star over claims she failed to return to film 10 Things I Hate About Life after the shoot was temporarily halted in early 2013.
The suit also alleged Wood was paid and retained a $300,000 advance, but now her team is hitting back.
A statement from the actress' spokesperson reads, "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."