Magazine article Screen International

'London Fields' Director Sues Producers

Magazine article Screen International

'London Fields' Director Sues Producers

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Matthew Cullen, the director of London Fields, which had its premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) yesterday, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against the film's producers Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner over the usage of his name on the project, which he claims has been significantly altered without his consent.

Update: 'London Fields' pulled from TIFF over lawsuit

The New York Times reported that some of the film's biggest name actors - Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton and Jim Sturgess - had written letters to the producers in question calling for additions to the film made by Hanley, without Cullen's approval, to be removed.

These alterations include "incendiary imagery evoking 9/11 jumpers edited against pornography", which Cullen claims show that Hanley and his associates "secretly prepared their own version of the film". …

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