Robert De Niro has exited Edge of Darkness, the Martin Campbell-directed drama that Graham King’s GK Films began shooting in Massachusetts on Aug. 18.
De Niro just arrived on the set this week.
“Sometimes things don’t work out, it’s called creative differences,” a spokesman for the actor told Variety.
De Niro had signed to play an operative sent to clean up the evidence in the murder of a young woman. Mel Gibson stars as the victim’s father, a homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. who uncovers her secret life, a corporate cover-up and government collusion.
Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts and Bojana Novakovic also star.
The filmmakers plan to shoot around De Niro’s character’s scenes until they cast an actor to replace him.