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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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31.

boo boo    

People who paid to see the 1st one should sue to get their $$ back for exposing their eyeballs to that garbage.

142 days ago
32.

Franc    

She shouldn't get a penny if she didn't make the film. Any jury would say that and charge her with the other side's legal fees. This "actress" isn't very good and she is lucky to get a role as an extra. Get a job at Starbucks where you belong.

142 days ago
33.

SoWhat    

If they shut down production themselves for almost a full year then she has no obligation to return, sorry. And you can't sue them cause they don't want to return to a cluster f*ck of a project after a year. They even knew they had no legal means to make her come back if they were begging and offering her more money. Go F*ck yourself Hollywood!

142 days ago
34.

Lucky_130    

I can think of way more than 10 things to hate about life, way more

142 days ago
35.

nick81    

I'll put this on my -Who gives a **** list-

142 days ago
36.

Kabala    

That'll put a strain on your pocket book... Yeesus...

142 days ago
37.

xxx    

$30mil........ha the movie wouldn't even make that much if it was released, and that's probably about 15x their actual budget. Some people are morons. Don't think they should be making this movie anyway, and I don't think she should have agreed to star in it.

142 days ago
38.

Amaria    

Looks to me like she filmed the entire movie-you don't make a trailer if the film is still in production. Also, this movie looks terrible.

141 days ago
39.

Masoncakes    

From watching the trailer, it looks like the movie is already filmed. Why don't they just release it to DVD. I'm sure only teenage girls will want to see it anyway.

141 days ago
40.

Creedmoor    

They should have hired Misha Barton instead. And did I spot Max on "TMZ Live" the other day? It's about f*$@ing time he returned!

141 days ago
41.

Scottrc    

So what? How about a movie called: "10 Things I Hate About That 10 Things Movie"? And who the hell is Evan Wood? What a bizzare name for a pasty white skinny chick.

141 days ago
42.

Jenny    

Most overrated actress of all time

141 days ago
43.

Josey Ramos    

This woman and her people are dumb. Unless they were working with the dumbest production company on earth, I've never seen a contract that didn't state the production company didn't have to do a damn thing with the film. There is always a clause that says if the production can't continue the production company can opt to stop production permanently or continue at a later date without penalty and the talent has to continue or be sued if they production company wants to continue and the talent refuses. Actors and their handlers are the dumbest people in our society. They never read anything and they never research who they are working with. It's shameful. As long as you say a dollar amount they want to hear they will sign their life away and then pull BS like this.

141 days ago
44.

FREEDOM    

GLAD IT NEVER MADE IT TO PRODUCTION. WE NEED MORE POSTIVE SHOWS, MOVIES AND PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD

141 days ago
45.

kellycutrone    

go home u r drunk !!
http://reviewsentertainment.blogspot.com/2014/06/movie-review-confessions-of-shopaholic.html

140 days ago
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