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Evan Rachel Wood

Sued for $30 Mil

for Bailing on Film

6/5/2014 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0605-evan-rachel-wood-tmz-01Evan Rachel Wood has more than 10 reasons to hate the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" ... because TMZ has learned she is being sued for a whopping $30 million for bailing on her part in the sequel.

According to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Wood was paid $300,000 in advance to play the lead in "10 Things I Hate About Life." 

In the suit, the producers claim they had to shut down production in January 2013, which they say was within their right. But when they came back to Wood to resume production in November 2013, they claim she refused return to work. 

The producers claim they pleaded with her to return to the film, and even agreed to pay her more money, but she still never returned to the production.

Wood is being sued for no less than $30 million ... plus damages and attorney's fees.
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6:50 PM PT -- Wood's rep tells TMZ the lawsuit is a "bullying tactic from financially troubled producers" who ran out of money during production, and could never "get their act together" to resume shooting. The rep adds the producers didn't pay Evan money she was owed ... and says they are the ones who breached the contract. 


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One    

First

140 days ago
2.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

That is a chunk o'cheddar .

140 days ago
3.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

Why the hell would they make a sequel to that? Hollywood is turning out too much crap

140 days ago
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meanpeoplesuck88    

She was in a really good movie called "Thirteen"

140 days ago
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static    

NFI who she is.

140 days ago
6.

Kelly    

They'll win.

140 days ago
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LetsBeReAL    

Why the hell wouldn't she return their call? Is she even working anymore? It's not like people are knocking down he door to star in their films. She should be paying them. Lol.

140 days ago
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Jen    

I don't blame her for bailing. It looks dumb, cheesy and so predictable.

140 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

She can't even act

140 days ago
10.

CaliCakes702    

The movie looks stupid. They should just cut their losses.

140 days ago
11.

Truth    

WORST TRAILER ON THE PLANET SINCE PREVIEWS TO KIMYE'S WEDDING VIA TMZ. #TRUTH!!!

140 days ago
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Banned4BashingKK    

I want to know her reasons. Until then, get to work, and honor your commitments.

140 days ago
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namers    

If it was 'within their right' to stop production, they probably had something written into the contract...for which she would be aware. It is she who breached.

140 days ago
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Brian    

This is a dumb story. They have no case. They shut the movie down. She figured they weren't working with so she dumped them. That's all there is. It's not like we need a sequel for that movie. It's a movie you just have the original and that's it.

140 days ago
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Lucey    

They definitely won't win that case. Very tacky to sue someone for not returning to work. Just find another actress. An Attractive One Atleast

140 days ago
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