London Fields – Amber Heard Sues Over Porn Scenes
The mystery crime thriller London Fields wrapped filming in 2015 but although barely anyone has seen it since, there’s a lot to talk about. The reason for that is that the film is at the center of a legal battle between director Matthew Cullen and producer Chris Hanley. It revolves around pending payments and a cut of the movie done by producer Hanley that director Cullen disagrees with and therefore doesn’t want to lend his name to (we reported).
On first sight this could be viewed as an escalated dispute between creative collaborators but the ingredients are a bit juicier than that. In fact, they’re so juicy that main actress Amber Heard feels like suing, as well. It seems that producer Chris Hanley has inserted hardcore sex snippets into his version of London Fields.
Of course they weren’t shot with Amber Heard but with a female body double. Still, Heard felt misrepresented by that since it has to be suspected that not every potential viewer knows all the tricks and mechanisms of filmmaking. Will everybody get that the naked woman having explicit sex isn’t Amber Heard? This association is understandably uncomfortable for her and her voluntary nude appearances in earlier movies (e.g. The Informers) don’t change that, of course.
Such delicate matters are usually agreed upon before an actor signs the contract. The so-called “nudity rider” is a chapter in which the amount of nudity the actor is willing to show is fixated. Heard and Hanley had such an agreement, as well, and director Cullen also respected Heard’s terms when shooting the movie. It was Hanley who breached said agreement later on when he edited his “Producer’s Cut” and enriched Heard’s scenes with hardcore snippets.
Apart from a range of other aspects, Heard sues that the Producer’s Cut of London Fields doesn’t see the light of day permanently.
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