Amber Heard has resolved all legal disputes with the holders of the rights to “London Fields,” the 2015 film starring her and ex-husband Johnny Depp, clearing the path for the film to be released.
Nicola Six Limited, the film’s rights holders, announced on Tuesday that it has dismissed its claims against Heard, and that “London Calling” will be released by GVN Releasing on 600 screens on Oct. 26.
Set in a dystopian future, “London Fields” stars Heard as a femme fatale who becomes involved with three different men — a wealthy financier (Theo James), a petty criminal (Jim Sturgess), and a failing author (Billy Bob Thornton). All three intensely desire her, and by the end of the film, one of them murders her. Depp plays a minor role in the film, which is an adaptation of Martin Amis’ novel of the same name.
Nicola Six Limited sued Heard for $10 million in 2016 for breach-of-contract, claiming she refused to do nude scenes for the film despite reading the novel knowing that her role would require such scenes to be shot. The plaintiffs also accuse Heard of violating her contract by refusing to show up at the film’s planned premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
Several other stars also refused to show up to the premiere, while director Matthew Cullen sued Nicola Six for hijacking the final cut of the movie. The producers countered that Cullen did not deliver the film under budget and on time and accused Cullen of conspiring with Heard to interfere with the producers’ cut of the film.
The version that will be released next month will be Cullen’s cut, though Cullen’s lawsuit is still set to go to trial in February. Lynn Gibson, Administrator of Nicola Six Limited, said in a statement that “we are thrilled that Martin Amis’ bold vision will finally be shared with audiences,” while Heard’s attorney said that the actress is “happy to put this matter behind her” and that she “never should have been sued in the first place.”
Jaime was in attendance yesterday at the NBC Press Junket in New York. She looked lovely. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added new behind the scenes photos of Jaimie from season 4 of Blindspot. Enjoy!
Is there any fight Jane can’t win? Blindspot’s Season 4 premiere finds her channeling Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill — all through her dangerous alter ego!
Unbeknownst to her FBI colleagues, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) has reverted to her former persona Remi after a brush with a memory-wiping drug. That leads her to Tokyo in pursuit of a villain, with help from crime lord Rich Dotcom (Ennis Esmer).
“We open with epic shots of the Tokyo Tower,” Alexander says of filming on location. And what would a trip to Japan be without a samurai battle? “I fight four guys with one sword, then I fight a woman with two swords,” Alexander says, giving props to her “incredible” stunt double, Heidi Germaine Schnappauf.
“I did a good amount, but she did most of it. The samurai experts showed her so much respect.”
Blindspot may be all business, but on set, it’s far from serious.
How does the cast of NBC’s mythology-heavy action drama keep things light? By dancing, ribbing each other and flubbing their lines — unintentionally of course! Only ET has the exclusive first look at the hilarious season three bloopers from the show’s upcoming DVD and Blu-ray set, hitting shelves Tuesday, Aug. 21.
In the minute-long sneak peek, the stars of Blindspot kill some time in between set-ups by taking part in an impromptu line dance on the set of their headquarters. It’s all fun and games until someone proclaims — in jest — that it’s “time to be professional.” Another funny moment comes when series star Rob Brown (Edgar Reade) barges in but can’t seem to remember his lines.
In another humorous outtake, Jaimie Alexander (Jane Doe) can’t quite keep a straight face when Ennis Esmer (Rich Dotcom) calls her out for her serious facial expression. Alexander provides another laugh when she, in a scene with co-star Audrey Esparza (Tasha Zapata), can’t quite recall her next line in the car.
But the best moment may be the final one in ET’s exclusive preview, when someone off-camera praises Alexander for her ability to serve up some major sass in one dialogue-less moment. “Yas queen, cut and print that!” Watch the exclusive blooper reel above.
When Blindspot returns for season four, Jane won’t be Jane at all — at least at the beginning. ET spoke with creator Martin Gero about the finale cliffhanger, which closed with Jane identifying herself to be Remi and believing it to be years in the recent past — her memory lapse an ominous sign that one of the brutal side effects of the ZIP drug was in full effect.
“Having her revert back to Remi was something we had been talking about since the first year. We figured this was the right moment in time to do it,” Gero said of the haunting final scene, which featured Jane (believing to be Remi) by Weller’s (Sullivan Stapleton) hospital bed as he lay unconscious following complications from a gunshot wound. A devilish smile curled up on her lips as one of the team members promised that they’ll “get through this together.”
“We’re really excited about season four. It kind of returns to the storytelling that we did in season one, where Jane was working with the team, but was also working with Oscar and Sandstorm, and trying to figure out where her allegiance was. This will be similar, except that Remi is in town for a while,” Gero said of the new season. “She’s going to figure out that she’s on her own. She doesn’t realize that Sandstorm has been totally destroyed, her mother is in prison and her brother is dead. She’s going to have to lay in wait and figure out what kind of moves she can make and go from there.”
Blindspot returns Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The Blindspot: The Complete Third Season DVD and Blu-ray set will be available Tuesday, Aug. 21.
I’ve added HD screencaps of Jaimie from last night’s season 3 finale. What a fantastic episode!! I can’t wait for what the writers have in store for season 4. Enjoy!
Jaimie is in attendance at the 2018 NBC Upfronts today promoting Blindspot. She looks beautiful and sassy. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Enjoy!
I’ve added HD screencaps of Jaimie from this past week’s episode of Blindspot. Enjoy!