Abigail Breslin didn't want to be alone with Aaron Eckhart on set due to his 'aggressive' and 'demeaning' behavior. Now she's being sued for it.

  • Abigail Breslin alleged that Aaron Eckhart was "aggressive" on the set of their new movie.

  • The claims were made in a lawsuit against Breslin that was obtained by The LA Times and Rolling Stone.

  • The producers of "Classified" are suing Breslin for $80,000 for jeopardizing the film's release.

Abigail Breslin is being sued by the producers of her forthcoming movie after her "wild, hysterical and imaginary allegations" against costar Aaron Eckhart jeopardized the film's release.

Production on "Classified," an espionage thriller filmed in Malta earlier this year, "almost ground to a halt" after Breslin accused Eckhart of "aggressive, demeaning and unprofessional" behavior on set, the lawsuit, which was obtained by The Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone, says.

It adds that Breslin "insisted" that Eckhart's behavior "placed her at various times in peril," and she refused to be alone with him in several scenes.

The lawsuit alleges that Breslin's "specious" accusations cost the film $80,000. The Bulgarian producer, Dream Team Studios, and WM Holdings, are now suing the actor for $80,000, as well as punitive damages, for breach of contract.

The lawsuit reads: "In order for the production to continue, among other things, Breslin refused to be alone in several scenes with Eckhart and costly accommodations had to be made by the production to accommodate Breslin's demands or else Breslin would not continue to perform her contractual obligations."

Abigail Breslin attends Screamfest LA World Premiere of The Avenue's "Slayers" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 14, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Abigail Breslin is being sued for breach of contract.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The filing also claims that the movie is facing potential "delivery issues" due to the "few scenes" where the two actors appear onscreen together. In the movie, Breslin plays a British intelligence analyst and the long-lost daughter of a CIA hitman, played by Eckhart.

The film's on-set producer, named as "Mr. Georgiev," found "no evidence in support of Breslin's wild, hysterical and imaginary allegations against Eckhart," the suit adds, per The LA Times.

The lawsuit also says that Breslin demanded an additional payment of $35,000 to sign her final agreement, Rolling Stone reported. Without Breslin's cooperation, the film can't be distributed and the producers are unable to claim tax credits in Malta.

Aaron Eckhart attends the "Sully" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on September 6, 2016 in New York City.
Aaron Eckhart attends the "Sully" New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on September 6, 2016 in New York City.Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Breslin withholding her signature "has completely imperiled the financial wellbeing of the production, including concluding distribution agreements and delivering under the terms of existing distribution agreements," the suit continues.

The producers are unaware if Breslin spoke to Eckhart about her allegations, but she did write a letter to the SAG-AFTRA union "setting forth her fears and blasting Mr. Eckhart's behavior," per Rolling Stone.

Representatives for Breslin and Eckhart did not respond to Insider's requests for comment, which were sent outside of regular working hours.

A representative for Breslin told Rolling Stone that she was "not aware of any action filed against her and has not been served with any legal notice," adding that she "unequivocably stands by her statement which she provided confidentially to SAG."

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