Robert De Niro quits 'Edge of Darkness' over 'creative differences'

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Washington, Sept 5 : Robert De Niro has quit Martin Campbell-directed drama 'Edge of Darkness' due to "creative differences."

The movie's shooting started less than a month ago - and the actor announced leaving the project just days after arriving on the set in Massachusetts.

"Sometimes things don't work out; it's called creative differences," Variety quoted a spokesman for the actor, as saying.

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.

The movie is a revamp of a 1980s TV miniseries Campbell directed for the BBC.

The filmmaker is now hunting for a replacement for De Niro.

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