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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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16.

Chris    

Everyday occurrence in that world.

138 days ago
17.

jeff boy    

That's one Ugly Bitch...

138 days ago
18.

we should bomb mars    

This Doesn't Come Off Anything Near Like The First One,.. ???.. The First One Was A Teen Comedy... ???.. This Garbage Is More Of A Freaking Horror.. Evan You Just Ruined Your Career!

138 days ago
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amandajf    

Maybe she wasn't ready to return to work as she had a 4 month old baby, or because her marriage wasn't working out? I don't think this is black and white, but I don't understand why people are given advances, instead pay when the job is done - like practically every other occupation.

138 days ago
20.

Joey    

Looks like a flop

138 days ago
21.

Mike    

So she's supposed to put off all other projects and wait patiently while they decide to revive a suspended production after 10 months? That's ridiculous. She's entitled to move on.

138 days ago
22.

Miss k    

Who's is she ?

138 days ago
23.

Rigby    

Hahaha sucks to be her. They will sue for "what they would have made" for the movie. Dumbass

138 days ago
24.

paul a.    

i loved her in 13

138 days ago
25.

HumanNature    

Wood was paid $300,000 in advance to play the lead in "10 Things I Hate About Life."


THAT $300,000 ADVANCE IS NOW GOING TO THE "LAWYERS"!!!!

138 days ago
26.

Fuji    

She must have had a good reason. Sucks to be sued for that much money...

138 days ago
27.

gross    

Why is Gil Junger taking like it's a kickstarted video and quoting numbers and why it will succeed - I've never seen that unless someones trying to raise money. Awful trailer.

138 days ago
28.

MRJKAVL    

Who? Exactly.

138 days ago
29.

princess    

She should get back together with Marilyn Manson!!

138 days ago
30.

Drax    

The original was based on a shakespeare play which had no sequel this is a dumb idea

138 days ago
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