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Amber Heard Claims She Was ‘Sexploited’ By Unauthorized Body-Double Nude Scene

Amber Heard Claims She Was ‘Sexploited’ By Unauthorized Body-Double Nude Scene
Amber Heard claims she is the victim of sexploitation due to the alleged unauthorized use of a nude body double in the film London Fields.

In November, Heard was sued for $10 million by London Fields producer Christopher Hanley and the production company Nicola Six for breach of contract after she allegedly failed to “perform certain acting services” — including in several nude scenes.

In the court documents obtained by People, Hanley also accuses Heard of failing to comply with her publicity contract by refusing to attend the 2015 Toronto Film Festival premiere of the film, which has yet to be released.

But Heard shot back on Thursday,
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‘Spring Breakers’ Should Not Be a Digital Series (or a Franchise)

‘Spring Breakers’ Should Not Be a Digital Series (or a Franchise)
It’s easy to understand the Hollywood logic behind developing sequels: If it does well, keep it going — and going, and going, with spin-offs flying in every direction long after the concept has been spread thin. But some projects are so antithetical to this approach that the very idea of the franchise approach registers as a vulgarity. So it goes with the ongoing attempts to turn Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” into something more than a single movie.

First, it was going to be a sequel; now, it’s a “digital series,” again without the participation of the creative team behind the original. This needs to stop.

Three years ago, it was reported that Muse Prods., the company run by Chris and Roberta Hanley, was shopping around a followup to the 2012 project without the involvement of Korine or anyone else associated with the original. That included “Spring Breakers” star James Franco,
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Spring Breakers TV show in development

Harmony Korine’s 2012 feature Spring Breakers is heading to the small screen thanks to the upcoming digital platform Blackpills, who have tapped the movie’s producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin to develop a scripted series for the new streaming service.

“Muse has always been a pioneer in detecting new young talents, so they perfectly complement our vision at Blackpills,” said Blackpills co-founder Patrick Holzman. “We want to engage new audiences by releasing Spring Breakers in an unconventional digital format beyond one typical for movies. Muse’s passion for new progressive formats excites us and marks the start of a long partnership.”

Korine will not be involved with the project, not will any of the film’s cast, which included Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and James Franco.
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Spring Break to Continue Forever On Mysterious Streaming Platform

What does a French billionaire want with James Franco?

The sun sets over these last and barren weeks of madness we call March. What remains of snowfall turns into slosh as students blink slowly into sobriety. “Spring Break, Spring Break, Spring Break forever,” an icy voice chants. But good news: that creepy voice just might have its demands met. A mysterious streaming platform called Blackpills has, per Deadline, now committed to distributing a scripted micro-episodic series based on Harmony Korine’s 2012 hyper-stylized meditation of life, love and spring break that starred James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.

The production company behind Spring Breakers, Fernando Sulichin and Chris Hanley’s Muse Productions (Buffalo ’66, Virgin Suicides), are more than thrilled. Hanley excitedly tells Deadline that the proposed micro-episode format is “the future of digital media.” Korine, on the other hand, has asserted his lack of interest in the project: busy, as he is, in
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‘Spring Breakers’ Will Be Turned into Digital Series

Spring break forever, indeed. After James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine took us on a vacation like no other in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers a few years back, the adventure will continue. Plans have been announced for a new project based on the 2013 hit, but it will be taking a different format than a big-screen follow-up.

Deadline reports that the original film’s producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin will be creating a digital series based off the film, but Korine — who is kicking off production this summer on The Beach Bum starring Matthew McConaughey — will not be involved. The series, one of four scripted shows coming to the soon-to-be-launched Blackpills, is currently in its casting stages, which we imagine will feature an all-new ensemble.

“Muse has always been a pioneer in detecting new young talents, so they perfectly complement our vision at Blackpills,
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Digital series based on Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' in the works

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Digital series based on Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' in the works
Show commissioned by new online platform Blackpills.

A digital series based on Harmony Korine’s cult film Spring Breakers has been announced.

Blackpills, a digital streaming platform that is launching this year, has commissioned the series from the film’s producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin. Harmony Korine will not be involved.

Hanley’s Muse Productions will produce the series. Blackpills co-founder Patrick Holzman said they plan to release Spring Breakers in “an unconventional digital format”.

Plot details are under wraps, with casting in the works.

Other Blackpills projects that have been announced include Tycoon, a thriller series from Louis Leterrier, and Killer’s School, a mobile-native series written by Luc Besson.

Blackpills was founded by Holzman, previously of Canal+ and AlloCiné, and Deezer co-founder Daniel Marhely.

The original Spring Breakers starred Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Rachel Korine as hedonistic millennials who befriend a drug dealer played by James Franco during spring break.

The
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Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Being Turned Into Digital Television Series

Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Being Turned Into Digital Television Series
The reckless debauchery of Harmony Korine’s contemporary cult classic “Spring Breakers” is coming to television. Deadline reports that Blackpills, a digital streaming platform that is expected to launch this year, has ordered a “Spring Breakers” digital TV series from the original film’s producers Chris Hanley and Fernando Sulichin. The adaptation is one of four scripted shows the producing duo is setting up at Blackpills. Korine won’t be involved.

Read More: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Spring Breakers 2’ Scandal — So Far

Spring Breakers” became an instant cult classic when it was released by A24 in March 2013. The film gained attention for casting tween icons Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens in a more provocative light, but it cemented its status as a critical favorite after reviews found much to admire in Korine’s takedown of hedonistic millennial culture. James Franco earned rave reviews
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‘London Fields’ Producers Sue Amber Heard for $10 Million

‘London Fields’ Producers Sue Amber Heard for $10 Million
The producers of “London Fields” filed suit Monday against Amber Heard, the film’s star, accusing her of sabotaging the film and costing them more than $10 million.

The adaptation of Martin Amis’ dystopian novel remains in limbo more than a year after its disastrous debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The director, Mathew Cullen, sued producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner at the opening of the festival, accusing them of fraud. The premiere screening was cancelled, and the critics who managed to see it gave it scathing reviews.

Two months later, the producers counter-sued Cullin, accusing him of breaching his contract. Among other things, the producers alleged that Cullin went $4.5 million over his $8 million budget.

In the new lawsuit, the producers contend that Heard also conspired to sabotage the film, going so far as to campaign for its cancellation at Toronto. According to the suit, much of the conflict
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Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco' eyes Rosie Perez

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Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco' eyes Rosie Perez
Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps Us.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile has acquired international rights to Tranzloco, the directorial debut of Will De Los Santos (Spun).

Rosie Perez (Five Nights In Maine) is in talks to star alongside Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) in the story of two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group of transgender locals.

The ensemble cast also includes Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Mama), Bar Paly (Pain and Gain), Dustin Ybarra (21 and Over), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).

Chris Hanley (American Psycho) is producing under his Muse Productions banner with David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog), Wendy Benge (Life After Beth) and Jonathan Fong. Bradford L. Schlei (Swingers) is executive producing.

Hanley said: “We are very excited that Will De Los Santos will join the ranks of Sofia Coppola, Jonas Åkerlund, [link
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Rosie Perez in talks for Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco'

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Rosie Perez in talks for Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco'
Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps Us.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile has acquired international rights to Tranzloco, the directorial debut of Will De Los Santos (Spun).

Rosie Perez (Five Nights In Maine) is in talks to star alongside Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) in the story of two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group of transgender locals.

The ensemble cast also includes Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Mama), Bar Paly (Pain and Gain), Dustin Ybarra (21 and Over), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).

Chris Hanley (American Psycho) is producing under his Muse Productions banner with David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog), Wendy Benge (Life After Beth) and Jonathan Fong. Bradford L. Schlei (Swingers) is executive producing.

Hanley said: “We are very excited that Will De Los Santos will join the ranks of Sofia Coppola, Jonas Åkerlund, [link
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Rosie Perez joins Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco'

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Rosie Perez joins Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco'
Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps Us.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile has acquired international rights to Tranzloco, the directorial debut of Will De Los Santos (Spun).

Rosie Perez (Five Nights In Maine) is attached to star alongside Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) in the story of two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group of transgender locals.

The ensemble cast also includes Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Mama), Bar Paly (Pain and Gain), Dustin Ybarra (21 and Over), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).

Chris Hanley (American Psycho) is producing under his Muse Productions banner with David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog), Wendy Benge (Life After Beth) and Jonathan Fong. Bradford L. Schlei (Swingers) is executive producing.

Hanley said: “We are very excited that Will De Los Santos will join the ranks of Sofia Coppola, Jonas Åkerlund, [link
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Rosie Perez joins Muse Productions' 'Tranzloco'

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Rosie Perez joins Muse Productions' 'Tranzloco'
Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales on transgender drama.

Paris-based sales agent Versatile has acquired international rights to Tranzloco, the directorial debut of Will De Los Santos (Spun).

Rosie Perez (Five Nights In Maine) is attached to star alongside Jonny Beauchamp (Penny Dreadful) and Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) in the story of two brothers from East Los Angeles who, along with their friends, clash with a group oftransgender locals.

The ensemble cast also includes Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Mama), Bar Paly (Pain and Gain), Dustin Ybarra (21 and Over), Danny Trejo (Machete), and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland).

Chris Hanley (American Psycho) is producing under his Muse Productions banner with David Hillary (Dog Eat Dog), Wendy Benge (Life After Beth) and Jonathan Fong. Bradford L. Schlei (Swingers) is executive producing.

Hanley said: “We are very excited that Will De Los Santos will join the ranks of Sofia Coppola, Jonas Åkerlund, Vincent Gallo and [link
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'London Fields' producers file cross-complaint against director

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'London Fields' producers file cross-complaint against director
The producers of troubled crime-thriller London Fields have filed a breach of contract cross-complaint against the film’s director Mathew Cullen.

The complaint, filed on Nov 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleged that Cullen “failed to deliver London Fields on budget and on time or at all despite significant deadline extensions” and that he “also breached his contract by failing to promote the producer’s cut of the film”.

Cullen initially filed a lawsuit against the producers three days prior to the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), alleging that the producers significantly and secretly altered the film without his consent.

The Sept 18 premiere was subsequently cancelled.

The producers’ cross complaint also flags what it calls “Cullen’s intentional interference with the contracts of cast members of the film, encouraging them not to perform post-production and promotional services, jeopardizing the distribution and sales potential” at Tiff.

The film’s
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'London Fields' legal war heats up

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'London Fields' legal war heats up
Updated November 20: Director Matthew Cullen has hit back after film’s producers filed a cross-complaint alleging breach of contract on Thursday.

The complaint, filed on Nov 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleged that Cullen “failed to deliver London Fields on budget and on time or at all despite significant deadline extensions” and that he “also breached his contract by failing to promote the producer’s cut of the film”.

Cullen initially filed a lawsuit against the producers three days prior to the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), alleging that the producers significantly and secretly altered the film without his consent.

The Sept 18 premiere was subsequently cancelled.

The producers’ cross complaint also flags what it calls “Cullen’s intentional interference with the contracts of cast members of the film, encouraging them not to perform post-production and promotional services, jeopardizing the distribution and sales potential” at Tiff.

The film’s
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'London Fields' producers file cross-complaint against director

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'London Fields' producers file cross-complaint against director
The producers of troubled crime-thriller London Fields have filed a breach of contract cross-complaint against the film’s director Mathew Cullen.

The complaint, filed on Nov 18 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Cullen “failed to deliver London Fields on budget and on time or at all despite significant deadline extensions” and that he “also breached his contract by failing to promote the producer’s cut of the film”.

Cullen initially filed a lawsuit against the producers three days prior to the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), alleging that the producers significantly and secretly altered the film without his consent.

The Sept 18 premiere was subsequently cancelled.

The producers’ cross complaint also flags what it calls “Cullen’s intentional interference with the contracts of cast members of the film, encouraging them not to perform post-production and promotional services, jeopardizing the distribution and sales potential” at Tiff.

The film’s
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Producers Claim ‘London Fields’ Director Mathew Cullen Breached Contract

Producers Claim ‘London Fields’ Director Mathew Cullen Breached Contract
The producers of “London Fields” claim that director Mathew Cullen breached his contract to direct and deliver the movie on budget and on time, even though he was given deadline extensions.

The movie’s Toronto Film Festival world premiere was canceled after Cullen filed a lawsuit against the producers, claiming that they had engaged in “fraudulent efforts” to revise the movie without his knowledge. The producers filed a cross complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court this week contending that Cullen breached his contract.

Among other things they contend that the producers and investors incurred more than $12.5 million in costs for the movie, more than $4.5 million over the original budget, due “in large part” to Cullen’s contract breaches. They contend that Cullen’s lawsuit and the withdrawal from Toronto have had a negative impact on its domestic distribution prospects, as well as foreign revenues.

Cullen’s attorney could not immediately be reached.
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London Fields acquired then pulled from Tiff

The many mysteries surrounding the film London Fields may be even more intriguing than the movie’s layered plot. Based on the 1989 novel by Martin Amis, London Fields was set to make its debut this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was to be a young director’s motion picture debut. Then everything came to a screeching halt with accusations between producers and the director that led to a lawsuit being filed.

Officials at the Tiff announced on Thursday they would pull the film from it’s scheduled Friday evening premiere. Their statement cited “uncertainty surrounding the creative vision” of the version of the film they had. That vision was brought into question when the film’s director, Matthew Cullen, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He claims the film has been altered without his permission or input. He accuses the producers, Christopher Hanley and Jordan Gertner,
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‘London Fields’ Producers Claim Toronto Festival Dropped Film Due to ‘Too Provocative’ Imagery

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‘London Fields’ Producers Claim Toronto Festival Dropped Film Due to ‘Too Provocative’ Imagery
The producers of “London Fields” have issued a statement objecting to the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to pull the film from its lineup. Tiff organizers made the call after director Matthew Cullen filed a lawsuit against producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner, claiming that the version of the film screening at the festival was not the version he approved. “We are greatly disappointed that Tiff decided to pull the film from the festival. We have always loved launching our films here, but feel that in particular case there has been an ill-considered decision made against our rights,” the film’s.
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'London Fields' producers hit back after Toronto pulls film

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'London Fields' producers hit back after Toronto pulls film
The producers of London Fields have responded to the decision by Tiff top brass to pull the noir thriller ahead of Friday’s world premiere following allegations by the director.

“We are greatly disappointed that Tiff decided to pull the film from the festival,” the producers said in a statement.

“We have always loved launching our films here, but feel that in particular case there has been an ill-considered decision made against our rights.

“It’s the first time we have ever heard of a festival removing a movie from the festival due to it’s [sic] imagery being deemed too provocative.

“The timing and the content of the director’s lawsuit shows that it is a publicity stunt. The filing of [director] Mathew Cullen’s complaint violates the arbitration provisions of his own guild, the DGA.

“Sadly, Mathew can’t deal with the fact that he does not control the final cut of the movie.

“He was given
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'London Fields' producers hit back

'London Fields' producers hit back
Toronto Update: The film’s producers on Thursday afternoon responded to the decision by Tiff top brass to pull the noir thriller ahead of Friday’s world premiere following allegations by the director.

“We are greatly disappointed that Tiff decided to pull the film from the festival,” the producers said in a statement. “We have always loved launching our films here, but feel that in particular case there has been an ill-considered decision made against our rights.

“It’s the first time we have ever heard of a festival removing a movie from the festival due to it’s [sic] imagery being deemed too provocative.

“The timing and the content of the director’s lawsuit shows that it is a publicity stunt. The filing of [director] Mathew Cullen’s complaint violates the arbitration provisions of his own guild, the DGA. Sadly, Mathew can’t deal with the fact that he does not control the final cut of the movie
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