Daniel Craig Exits "The Whole Truth" Film Days Before Shooting Begins
09 Apr 2014
Daniel Craig, recently seen on Broadway in the revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, has departed the film "The Whole Truth" less than a week before shooting was scheduled to begin, according to Deadline.com.
The picture, which co-stars Renee Zellweger, was to begin filming April 11 in Boston. A reason was not announced for Craig's departure from the project.
"The Whole Truth" has a script by Nicholas Kazan. Courtney Hunt is directing the film about a defense attorney whose client is accused of murdering his wealthy father. Gabriel Basso is cast as the young defendant.
Earlier this season, Craig co-starred with is wife, Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, in the Broadway revival of Betrayal, which played the Ethel Barrymore Theatre under the direction of Mike Nichols.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.