Daniel Craig Pulls Out of 'The Whole Truth' Days Before Shooting Is Set to Begin

Posted 12:29 PM April 9th, 2014 by Binh Ngo
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig unexpectedly dropped out of The Whole Truth just days before the cameras are set to roll next Monday in Boston. The start date has now been pushed back three weeks in order to find Craig's replacement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In The Whole Truth, Craig would play a defense attorney whose teenage client is accused of murdering her wealthy father. Renee Zellweger and Gabriel Basso are still on board to co-star in the movie, with Danny Huston in talks. Courtney Hunt will direct from a script by Nicholas Kazan.

No reason was given on Craig's sudden departure, but something must have come up at the last minute because he was in the Boston area preparing for his role last month and was seen at the Four Seasons hotel last Sunday, which is the day he has given his notice.

Perhaps Bond 24 is ready to go, and he has an out in his contract which allows him to drop out before filming is set to start. We'll know more in the coming days.

In any case, FilmNation shopped The Whole Truth at the Berlin Film Festival in February, so they must be busy trying to placate foreign buyers right now.

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