Director Removes Own Credits From Keanu Reeves’ ‘Exposed’ | Film News
Director of new thriller Exposed, starring actor Keanu Reeves, has removed his name as director for the movie, opting to use a pseudonym instead. Gee Malik Linton, who claims the initial project was named Daughter of God, has chosen to be credited as Declan Dale as opposed to using his real name.
The angry director, who worked with Anne Hathaway on The Dark Knight Rises, and also with Tobey Maguire on Spider-Man, allegedly formed a legal battle to remove his name from the movie after a disagreement both with Reeves and Lionsgate Premiere. A source claims that Linton aimed for the project to be “a serious drama that focused [on] social issues that affect women“, but states that Lionsgate “wanted to turn the movie into a Keanu Reeves cop thriller“.
It is ambiguous whether Reeves played a part in the editing of the thriller, but it is rumoured that after the major editing of the initial project, in which Reeves was initially contracted only to play a minor role, Linton denies any accreditation to the new movie. Exposed is scheduled for release in January 2016.