Date: 5th August 2003

Connery drops out of film

Sean Connery has dropped out of new indie film Embers.

Director Milos Forman is now searching for a new star for the movie, which also features Winona Ryder and Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Based on Sandor Marai's Hungarian novel, it focuses on two former best friends who meet 41 years after last seeing each other.

They were driven apart by a young woman, played by Ryder.

The project is set to begin shooting in October with Michael and Robert Haggiag producing, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Source: Press Release