Just five days before filming was to begin, actor Henry Cavill has abruptly pulled out of Simon West’s action-thriller “Stratton” due to ‘creative differences’ over the script.
The film is based on the first of a series of eight novels by Duncan Falconer following a Special Boat Service operative tracking down an international terrorist cell through Central Asia, mainland Europe and London.
Filming was due to begin in London and Rome next week, and GFM Films said in a statement that it plans to press on:
“It is with great regret that we announce that Henry Cavill has pulled out of ‘Stratton’ due to creative differences on the script of the movie. With production due to commence next week, we wish to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so are working now to replace Henry. Production will be delayed whilst we do this. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Cavill will be seen next in Guy Ritchie’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” due in August.