FORMER Bond girl Eva Green branded Hampshire crew members on her film 'peasants' in a series of expletive-laden WhatsApp rants before the £4 million project fell apart, court documents have revealed. 

The actress, who appeared opposite Daniel Craig in 007 film Casino Royale, is embroiled in a legal row over who was responsible for the collapse of British sci-fi flick A Patriot.

She had signed a deal to appear in the lead role as well as being an executive producer on the movie, which was also due to star Charles Dance and Helen Hunt.

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But documents filed at the High Court reveal the star fell out with the backers, White Lantern, in spectacular fashion, branding other executive producers 'evil', 'a madman', a 'devious sociopath' and 'pure vomit'.

The actress has taken legal action to receive her £830,000 fee for the film, claiming she was not at fault for its demise.

But White Lantern bosses counter-claim that Ms Green was responsible, and allege she made 'unreasonable demands'.

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Green said she denies “in its entirety” the allegation that she wrecked production or did not want the project to succeed.

She admits sending messages at the centre of the case, which will be analysed in full during the trial, which got underway this week.

White Lantern Film (Britannica) Limited and a second defendant, SMC Specialty Finance LLC said in a statement they are 'disappointed' to have to take legal action.