British powerhouse Ray Winstone has reportedly stepped in to replace Robert De Niro in the remake of the 1985 BBC series "Edge of Darkness" currently being filmed in Boston.
According to Variety, De Niro's publicist says the acting icon left over "creative differences."
De Niro had signed to play an operative sent to clean up the evidence in the murder of a young female activist. Mel Gibson stars as the victim's father, a homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. who digs up the many secrets surrounding her death.
Winstone, who was featured in "The Departed" as Mr. French and was last seen in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," is in discussions alongside Mel Gibson to co-star in the Martin Campbell film.
"Edge of Darkness" started shooting on Monday, Aug. 18.
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