Abigail Breslin Was Afraid to Be Alone With Aaron Eckhart: Lawsuit

Abigail Breslin Was Afraid to Be Alone With Aaron Eckhart
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Abigail Breslin has accused her Labeled costar Aaron Eckhart of exhibiting “aggressive, demeaning and unprofessional” conduct on set.

Breslin’s allegations have been detailed in a breach of contract lawsuit filed in opposition to defendant Breslin on Thursday, November 2, and reviewed by Us Weekly, wherein the film’s manufacturing firm claims that her accusations halted the venture’s timeline and set producers again $80,000.

Breslin, 27, privately got here ahead to the Dream Group Studios together with her complaints about Eckhart, 55, earlier this yr. Per the lawsuit, the “total manufacturing nearly floor to a halt” following her claims.

Breslin accused Eckhart of displaying “aggressive, demeaning, and unprofessional conduct,” insisting that his actions “positioned her at numerous instances in peril,” in a letter she despatched to the SAG-AFTRA union. She allegedly set “forth her fears and [blasted]” Eckhart’s conduct.

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Breslin allegedly would solely proceed filming as long as she didn’t have any scenes “alone” with Eckhart. “Expensive lodging needed to be made by the manufacturing to accommodate Breslin’s calls for or else [she] wouldn’t proceed to carry out her contractual obligations,” the courtroom paperwork learn.

The lawsuit additionally revealed {that a} producer complied with SAG-AFTRA tips for a “secure set” and carried out an investigation. No proof of any wrongdoing on Eckhart’s half was discovered, with the docs calling Breslin’s claims “wild, hysterical and imaginary.”

Abigail Breslin Was Afraid to Be Alone With Aaron Eckhart

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Eckhart has not publicly responded to Breslin’s claims. Us Weekly has reached out to each actors for remark. Breslin’s rep instructed Rolling Stone in an announcement that the Little Miss Sunshine actress is “not conscious of any motion filed in opposition to her” nor has she been “served with any authorized discover.”

Her spokesperson added: “Ms. Breslin categorically denies all contended allegations and unequivocally stands by her assertion, which she supplied confidentially to SAG.”

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Labeled is an action-packed thriller directed by Roel Reine, following a CIA operative (Eckhart) as he reunites together with his long-lost daughter (Breslin), who’s been working as an M16 analyst within the U.Ok., to debunk a hoax about his dying. Tim Roth additionally stars within the drama, which was written by Bob DeRosa. Principal manufacturing was accomplished in Malta in spring.

Labeled wrapped in Might and marked the second time that Breslin and Eckhart labored collectively. They beforehand costarred in 2007’s No Reservations, reverse Catherine Zeta-Jones, when Breslin was 10 years previous. (No Reservations was a rom-com set within the culinary world between rival cooks and, on the identical time, Zeta-Jones’ Kate just lately obtained custody of her younger niece, Zoe.)