Henry Cavill has pulled out of the leading role in the upcoming action-thriller Stratton, according to the film’s distributor GFM Films.
Screen Daily first reported that Cavill pulled out less than a week before filming was set to begin. According to a statement posted on GFM Films’ website, Cavill decided to pull out “due to creative differences on the script.” Cavill’s production company, Promethean Productions, was also involved in the film.
Simon West is set to direct the film, which is based on the first novel in a series by Duncan Falconer. Cavill was originally attached to play the lead role of Stratton, an MI5 operative tracking down an international terrorist cell.
“We wish to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so are working now to replace Henry,” GFM Films said in the statement. “Production will be delayed whilst we do this.”
Cavill’s reps did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.