Evan Rachel Wood is being sued for $30 million after dropping out of the lead role on new romantic-comedy 10 Things I Hate About Life. However, her representative tells the Hollywood Reporter that the suit is a "bullying tactic from financially troubled producers."

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Wood - who starred in The Wrestler - was allegedly paid $300,000 for the lead role but "seemingly changed her mind about appearing in the film during principle photography, ultimately refusing without any legal justification to fulfill her contractual obligations and instead opting to walk out on the project," according to the lawsuit that was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday by 10 Films LLC.

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However, a bullish representative for the acclaimed actress said: "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," the statement goes on to claim.

"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."

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The lawsuit names Wood and As You Were Productions as defendants, claims that all parties entered into a written actors' services agreement on November 26, 2012. In January 2013, producers temporarily suspended production but when they recommended that principle photographer resume in February, Wood said that for personal reasons she would not be continuing. 

When the producer "pleaded" with Wood to honor her contract, the defendants demanded "significant additional sums of money".

The total of $30 million in damages is requested to cover equity investments, financing costs and lost profits - plus attorney fees.

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