F. Gary Gray Replaces Darabont

Director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job””) will replace Frank Darabont on Film Department’s legal thriller “Law-Abiding Citizen” reports the trades.

“Citizen” centers on a man (Jamie Foxx) who is enraged by a plea bargain to set his family’s killers free and in a fit of vigilante justice pursues the district attorney (Gerard Butler) who made the deal.

Darabont co-wrote the script, but creative differences with producers led to a parting of the ways. John Singleton was interested, but Gray ultimately got the project.

Gray is also attached to an ‘Italian’ sequel and the Eric Bana-led remake of the French thriller “Armored.”