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Amber Heard and ‘London Fields’ Team End Controversial Legal Battle, Movie to Open After Three-Year Delay

The movie is now set to open in 600 U.S. theaters on October 26 through GVN Releasing.

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Amber Heard and Nicola Six Limited, the rights holder to the film “London Fields,” have settled all legal disputes between them and have announced the movie will move forward with a U.S. theatrical release next month. The movie is adapted from Martin Amis’ 1989 novel of the same name and stars Heard as the seductress Nicola Six, who discovers she’ll be murdered on her 35th birthday and sets out to find the killer.

“London Fields” was originally set to premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival but was pulled due to various legal battles. Cullen filed a lawsuit against producers Christopher Hanley and Jordan Gertner for taking away final cut privileges and failing to pay him. The producing team fired back by suing Heard for $10 million for not “complying with her clear-cut contractual obligations.” The lawsuit claimed Heard refused to complete the film as intended and conspired with Cullen to make authorized changes to the script, among other claims. Heard countersued the producers in 2017 for allegedly hiring a body double to make it seem like the actress had more nudity scenes than her contract required.

“Amber is happy to put this matter behind her,” an attorney representing the actress said in a statement. “She never should have been sued in the first place.”

“We are thrilled that Martin Amis’ bold vision will finally be shared with audiences,” added Lynn Gibson, Administrator of Nicola Six Limited.

Neither Heard nor Nicola Six Limited made any payments in connection with the lawsuit dismissal. With the legal battle over, “London Fields” will move forward with a U.S. theatrical release. The film is now set to open in 600 theaters on October 26 from GVN Releasing. Investor Blazepoint Limited underwrote a recut of the film based on a cut of the film previously delivered by its director, Mathew Cullen.

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