LEGAL DISPUTES BETWEEN AMBER HEARD AND “LONDON FIELDS” RESOLVED
Film Set To Open This Fall
September 5th, 2018 – Nicola Six Limited, the rights holder to the long-delayed film adaptation of Martin Amis’ acclaimed international bestseller, LONDON FIELDS, announced today that it has dismissed its claims against Amber Heard, the star of the film. With this dismissal, all legal disputes between them have ceased and audiences will soon be able to see the film. No party made any payments in connection with the dismissal.
LONDON FIELDS is scheduled for US release on October 26th through GVN Releasing on 600 screens.
Set in the not too distant future, with society on the brink of a calamity, LONDON FIELDS stars Heard as Nicola Six, a beautiful femme fatale who becomes involved with three different men— a wealthy financier played by Theo James, a petty criminal played by Jim Sturgess, and a failing author played by Billy Bob Thornton. All three become obsessed with Nicola, and one of them will kill her, although the identity of the murderer is only revealed at the film’s climax. Amis himself wrote the screenplay with Roberta Hanley.
London Fields was originally scheduled to premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival but various legal disputes postponed the film’s release. Eventually, an investor, Blazepoint Limited, underwrote a recut of the film based on a cut of the film previously delivered by its director, Mathew Cullen.
An attorney representing Ms. Heard, states, “Amber is happy to put this matter behind her. She never should have been sued in the first place.” Lynn Gibson, Administrator of Nicola Six Limited, states, “we are thrilled that Martin Amis’ bold vision will finally be shared with audiences.”