Keanu Reeves has signed on to replace Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Daniel Craig abruptly dropped out of the project back in April, just five days before shooting was set to begin, although no reason was given for his sudden departure.

Previously-attached stars Renée Zellweger, Gabriel Basso and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are still on board for the legal drama, which follows a defense attorney (Keanu Reeves) fighting to acquit his teenage client on charges that he murdered his wealthy father.

Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is directing from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan, with Anthony Bregman and Kevin Scott Frakes producing, and Charles Roven and Richard Suckle serving as executive producers. Pre-production is now back on track, with shooting scheduled to begin this July in New Orleans.

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Keanu Reeves most recently starred in 47 Ronin, and he will next be seen in Knock, Knock and Passengers. He is also attached to star in the comedy sequel Bill & Ted 3.