‘She’s a victim of this sexploitive couple’: Amber Heard Sued Producers For Hardcore Nudity After Movie Got Rare 0% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

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Amber Heard has become a household reservoir for memes, “turd” jokes, and below-the-belt attacks on her character and competency since her defamation trial against Johnny Depp blasted the former Hollywood celebrity couple into the limelight. However, this was not Amber Heard’s first rodeo. She had a tangle with lawsuits post-filming the 2018 mystery thriller movie, London Fields.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard sued the producers of one of her films

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Controversial Role of the London Fields Producers

London Fields follows a clairvoyant femme fatale Nicola Six (Amber Heard) having a dark premonition about her impending death by murder. Her affair with 3 different men begins soon after and she realizes one of them means to be her killer. The crime noir film is a murder mystery without the murder and has been adapted from the Martin Amis 1989 novel of the same name.

Amber Heard in London Fields
Amber Heard in London Fields

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Before the filming of London Fields, Amber Heard had signed a contract with director Matthew Cullen negotiating the inclusion of no scenes featuring sex or nudity. However, producers Christopher and Roberta Hanley allegedly disregarded such exclusions from the script and didn’t recognize the authority of Matthew Cullen over the final cuts of the movie.

The director wished to have his name removed from any attachments to the film and London Fields was consequently removed from premiering at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.


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Amber Heard and Matthew Cullen Sued The Producers

The actor and director sued the producers, Christopher and Roberta Hanley over the blatant disregard for the contract’s binding clause. However, even though the director reached a settlement with the producers, the actor wasn’t motivated to back down so easily.

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Amber Heard wasn’t ready to back down

The hardcore sex and nudity featured in the film were shot using a body double and the fact was proven during the trial’s cross-examination. The actor’s refusal to be a part of explicit scenes was taken under consideration as her attorney claimed:


“Amber Heard is the latest victim of this lascivious and sexploitive couple. After reading the script, she insisted on specific restrictions about nudity and sex scenes in the film as a condition to agreeing to appear in the movie. Hanley … expressly agreed to Heard’s terms, and they were memorialized in the Nudity Rider to her contract.”

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However, the producers tried to sue the Aquaman actress for allegedly working with the director in an attempt to unwittingly delay the film and cause obstruction in the final cut. The actor then reached a settlement with the Hanleys.

London Fields holds a rare 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating with an audience rating of 36%


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Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.