Director Jim Sheridan petitioned the Directors Guild of America this summer to have his name removed from the film
Morgan Creek Productions - the major financial backer behind the project - was unhappy with the amount of improvisation that deviated from David Loucka’s script. The company recut the film following poor test screenings.
Sheridan dropped his original bid to have his name removed when Morgan Creek agreed to fund reshoots.
However, without the right to the final cut in his contract, it was a version cut by Morgan Creek that was released into cinemas and the director refused to do publicity for the film.
Sheridan has since reinstated his petition to have his name taken off the film.
, which stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, opens 25 November 2011 in the UK.