Daniel Craig Pulls Out of ‘The Whole Truth'; Movie in Limbo

Daniel Craig Pulls Out of 'The Whole Truth'; Movie in Limbo

Renee Zellweger remains set to co-star in Courtney Hunt's Boston-set courtroom drama

Has the Daniel Craig-Renee Zellweger courtroom drama “The Whole Truth” been called off?

The fate of the project remains unclear after Craig pulled out just days before shooting was scheduled to start next week in Boston, where production has been delayed if not halted indefinitely.

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While it's unclear what led to Craig's exit, producers are now scrambling to recast the lead role, a skilled defense attorney who fights to get his teenage client (Gabriel Basso) acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.

Courtney Hunt is directing from a script by Nicholas Kazan. Richard Suckle is producing for Atlas Entertainment, while Anthony Bregman is executive producing. FilmNation is handling international sales.

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Representatives for FilmNation and Craig did not immediately respond to TheWrap's requests for comment, while representatives for Atlas and Bregman had no comment.

The news was first reported by The Boston Globe, which cited several local production sources.

  • trishashrt

    What the…??!

  • PJC

    No, Daniel. Why?

  • gorghast

    Is this because of the Todd Field's project that starts in May?

    And when is news about The Revenant going to leak?