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.