Producers of Abigail Breslin’s upcoming film, “Classified” have sued the previous child star for breach of contract.
The lawsuit claims that ongoing frictions between the “Little Miss Sunshine” alum, 27, and co-star Aaron Eckhart, 55, stalled production and price the backers $80,000.
In response to court docs obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the “Scream Queens” star accused the “In The Company of Men” actor of showing “aggressive, demeaning and unprofessional” behavior towards her on set.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Nov. 2.
Breslin had brought her concerns to the Screen Actors Guild in a letter that “set forth her fears and blasted Mr. Eckhart’s behavior.”
Producers alleged that “your complete production almost ground to a halt when Breslin advised the production of Eckhart’s” supposed bad behavior, “which she insisted placed her at various times in peril.”
“To ensure that the production to proceed … Breslin refused to be alone in several scenes with Eckhart, and dear accommodations needed to be made,” the docs also stated.
There was one producer, labeled as “Mr. Georgiev” within the suit, had examined the difficulty and located “no evidence in support of Breslin’s wild, hysterical and imaginary allegations against Eckhart.”
There have been also “delivery issues to distribution partners as there are few scenes where Breslin and Eckhart are seen together.”
The documents then claimed that Breslin didn’t sign her long-form contract and he or she “demanded the payment of $35,000 as a condition” of her John Hancock.
Because she refused to write down down her signature, it “completely imperiled the financial wellbeing of the production, including concluding distribution agreements and delivering under the terms of existing distribution agreements.”
Without her signature, producers won’t have the option to distribute the finished film. the production will even be unable to receive a hoped-for tax credit in Malta, where “Classified” was shot.
The forthcoming spy thriller also stars Tim Roth and followed a CIA hitman who uses the classified section of newspapers to search out his killing assignments while reuniting along with his young adult daughter.
Breslin and the “Dark Knight” actor have previously worked together previously, appearing within the 2007 rom-com “No Reservations” with Catherine Zeta-Jones.