Amber Heard 'sued over troubled film London Fields'

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Actress Amber Heard is being sued by the producers of troubled film London Fields, US reports say.

The dark thriller was due to debut at Toronto last year but was pulled after a legal wrangle between the director and producers.

According to Variety, producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner are suing Heard for $10m (£8m) for allegedly sabotaging the film.

Heard's lawyer declined to comment. The film is based on a Martin Amis novel.

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The complaint against Heard filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday said: "Heard participated in a concerted campaign of disinformation against the plaintiff and the picture, which has significantly damaged both."

According to the claim, the producers contend that Heard worked with director Mathew Cullen to remove some of the more provocative sex scenes.

The producers also say that the film being pulled from Toronto prompted nearly all of the film's potential distributors to end negotiations with them.

The thriller centres on a clairvoyant, played by Heard, who is aware of the time and place of her death, but does not know the perpetrator - one of two strikingly different suitors.

It is narrated by Billy Bob Thornton's character - an author who has moved to London to try to overcome his writer's block - who is determined to intercept the killer. Heard's former husband Johnny Depp has a cameo role in the film.

Cullen sued Hanley and Gertner at the opening of the Toronto Film Festival last year, accusing them of fraud. The premiere screening was then cancelled.

Hanley and Gertner later counter-sued Cullen, accusing him of breaching his contract.

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