Colin Farrell has passed on Warner Bros' upcoming medieval drama, Arthur & Lancelot. He parted ways with the project due to scheduling conflicts.
David Dobkin is directing for Warner Bros.
The heavy action role of Lancelot requires a lot of prep and training, which conflicted with the actors timeline. The script for the film, which the studio bought from the director last year for $2 million, is a re-think of the classic Arthurian legend. The idea was to pair the actor with Gary Oldman (Merlin) and actor James McAvoy (King Arthur).
This marks the second casting dilemma for the project, which original had Joel Kinnaman playing Lancelot with Kit Harington as Arthur. We /colin-farrell-eyes-arthur-lancelot/reported only 2 weeks ago that the actor was interested.
The film is still in development with an possible March 2013 release date.