Gambit Crew Released, As Director Rupert Wyatt Walks Off?

rupertYesterday I got the tipoff from someone working on the Gambit movie at Fox, who told me that yesterday morning  the crew was released from the production, and that blame was being pointed to the studio for production problems.

I put it out to some of my sources and waited to hear back.

No need. Deadline reported that the director on the project Rupert Wyatt had dropped out and THR report that it's down to script issues demanding a greater budget. So you know, that kind of fits…

Wyatt has issued the following statement, "I was very much looking forward to working with my friend Channing and the team at Fox, but regrettably a push in the start date now conflicts with another project. I thank them for the opportunity, and I know that Gambit will make a terrific film."

What happens now… we wait to hear…

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