Bond star shocks with last-minute movie axing

Daniel Craig has flagged the movie The Whole Truth just before filming was set to begin. Photo/AP
Daniel Craig has flagged the movie The Whole Truth just before filming was set to begin. Photo/AP

James Bond star Daniel Craig has reportedly pulled out of his latest film at the last minute, plunging the future of the production into doubt.

The 007 actor was due to appear opposite Renee Zellweger in legal drama The Whole Truth, which was about to begin filming in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Boston Globe, which reported Craig was still in the city on Sunday, said he pulled out of the film unexpectedly at the weekend, halting production.

He is said to have signed on for the film at the beginning of the year with Zellweger joining the cast in March.

Frozen River's Courtney Hunt was set to direct, from a script written by Nicholas Kazan, who penned 2002 thriller Enough starring Jennifer Lopez.

Craig is due to begin shooting the 24th James Bond film later this year, with the release set for next year.

The last film, Skyfall, was a critical and commercial success, picking up five Oscar nominations and winning two, including one for Adele for original song.

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