De Niro Exit Zings Mel's Comeback

Movie on hold after actor abandons co-star in first week of filming
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2008 8:59 AM CDT
Actor Robert de Niro waves to photographers upon his arrival for the opening of the 43rd International Film Festival in the Czech Republic earlier this summer.   (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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(Newser) – Mel Gibson's hopes of a Hollywood acting comeback have taken a major hit with the abrupt departure of Robert De Niro from the set of Edge of Darkness, reports the Independent. Unspecified "creative differences" triggered the exit, which has put the thriller on hold, said a De Niro spokesman. Rumors are rampant that the two actors did not get along. Work has been in short supply for Gibson since he made anti-Semitic comments to police arresting him for drunk driving 2 years ago.