Robert De Niro has jumped ship on Edge Of Darkness
, a big-screen remake of the British mini-series that's also Mel Gibson's acting comeback. According to Variety
, De Niro abruptly walked off the project only days after arriving on set this week. His rep has chalked it up to you-know-what - "creative differences". De Niro had been cast as an operative sent to clean up the evidence at the scene following the murder of a young woman; Gibson is starring as the woman's father, a homicide detective in the Boston Police Department who uncovers his daughter's mysterious life. Director Martin Campbell is shooting around De Niro's scenes until a replacement can be cast.