Got an extra $30 million laying around? Evan Rachel Wood is being sued by the producer of "10 Things I Hate About Life", a proposed follow-up to the hit 1999 comedy, "10 Things I Hate About You", for $30 million.
In the lawsuit, the producer claims that Wood collected a $300,000 retainer and then bailed on the project. He is seeking including at least $20 million in lost profits; $500,000 in lost financing costs; $6 million in lost investments; and $5 million in damages.
$20 million in lost profits? Hardly. "10 Things" will never be "10 Things" without Heath Ledger.
A rep for Wood tells E! News, "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."
The producer is singing a different tune. In the lawsuit, 10 Things Films alledges that Wood accepted the lead role, took a $300,000 advance, and then "seemingly changed her mind about desiring to complete the film during principal photography, ultimately refusing without any legal justification to fulfill her contractual obligations and instead opting to walk out on the project."
Well, good luck getting $30 million out of Evan Rachel Wood. Something tells me it's not going to happen.