10 Things I Hate About Life

10 Things I Hate About Life
10 Things I Hate About Life poster.jpg
Directed byGil Junger
Produced byAndrew Lazar
Tim McGrath
Gary Smith
Written byJeanette Issa
Gil Junger
Tim McGrath
Based on10 Things I Hate About You
1999 film
by Karen McCullah Lutz
and Kirsten Smith
StarringEvan Rachel Wood
Thomas McDonell
Billy Campbell
Élodie Yung
CinematographyRogier Stoffers
Mad Chance Productions
Intandem Films
Polaris Pictures
Distributed byVision Films
CountryUnited States

10 Things I Hate About Life is a cancelled/unfinished 2012 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Gil Junger and starring Evan Rachel Wood, Thomas McDonell and Billy Campbell.



On May 9, 2012 it was announced that Gil Junger would direct the film from his own script, with Intandem Films and Mad Chance Productions[5] producing the film; Andrew Lazar, who produced the original 10 Things I Hate About You in 1999, would re-assume that role for this film.[6] Vision Films acquired the distribution rights to the film.[7]


On May 9, 2012 Hayley Atwell was added to the cast of the film to star as lead.[6] On November 14, 2012 Evan Rachel Wood joined the film to play the lead role.[1] On November 30, 2012 Élodie Yung joined to star along with Wood.[3] On January 14, 2013 Billy Campbell also joined the cast of the film.[2]


The shooting was set to start in November 2012 in Los Angeles.[6] However, shooting actually commenced a month later, on December 17, 2012, in LA.[8] On January 14, 2013, THR reported shooting as still being underway in LA.[2]

However, in late February 2013, it was announced that the film's producer, Gary Smith, was stepping down from his position as CEO of Intandem Films and that filming for 10 Things I Hate About Life was to be put on hold.[9] The company said that this was not because of Smith's departure but rather due to Evan Rachel Wood's pregnancy,[10] and that filming would resume that September[10] or some time in the second half of the year.[9]

After several months of no shooting reports or announcements, on November 7, 2013, it was announced that filming would re-commence after a several-month break on December 11 in and around Los Angeles and Malibu and that it would be wrapped up by April 2014.[7] Vision Films released some photos from the film on November 11, 2013.[11]

In June 2014, Variety reported that Wood was being sued for $30 million by the producers for allegedly refusing to continue working on the film. Wood's lawyers dismissed the suit as "preposterous" and stated that Wood stopped working on the production after producers failed to pay her.[12]


  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (14 November 2012). "Evan Rachel Wood To Star In '10 Things I Hate About Life'". deadline.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Kit, Borys (14 January 2013). "Billy Campbell Joins Indie RomCom '10 Things I Hate About Life'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b The Deadline Team (22 November 2012). "Elodie Yung Joins '10 Things I Hate About Life' Pic". deadline.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Ezra Masters currently filming '10 Things I Hate About Life'". wireservice.co. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (2012-12-01). "Janet Montgomery boards '10 Things I Hate'". Variety. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  6. ^ a b c McNary, Dave (9 May 2012). "'10 Things' counts Atwell as star". Variety. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  7. ^ a b McNary, Dave (7 November 2013). "Evan Rachel Wood's '10 Things I Hate About Life' Re-Starting". Variety. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  8. ^ Sandwell, Ian (18 December 2012). "10 Things I Hate About Life begins shoot". screendaily.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  9. ^ a b Tartaglione, Nancy (26 February 2013). "Gary Smith Exiting Intandem; Production Delayed On '10 Things I Hate About Life'". deadline.com. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b Dawtrey, Adam (26 February 2013). "Gary Smith Ankles Intandem, Robert Mitchell takes over". Variety. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  11. ^ Anderton, Ethan (11 November 2013). "First Look: Evan Rachel Wood in '10 Things I Hate About Life' Spin-Off". firstshowing.net. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Evan Rachel Wood Sued for $30 Million for Bailing on '10 Things I Hate About Life'". Variety. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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