Rudin Bows Out Of Reader

After having seemingly settled their differences, Scott Rudin will no longer be involved with the upcoming drama “The Reader” due to the Weinstein Co.’s December release plans says The Hollywood Reporter.

Rudin’s move comes several weeks after Rudin and Harvey Weinstein claimed to bury the hatchet after a long and contentious battle over its release.

The Stephen Daldry-directed period romantic-drama starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes is a film many see as a potential Oscar power player, but Rudin was adamant on a 2009 release until he secured more postproduction support from the Weinstein’s for Daldry and the film to be completed and ready for a release at the end of this year.

Donna Gigliotti remains as a producer on the film, with the late Anthony Minghella and the late Sydney Pollack also credited as producers. A Weinstein Co. spokeswoman said late Thursday that postproduction was moving ahead on schedule for its December 12th release.