Joseph Gordon-Levitt has announced on Facebook that he's left the long-gestating film adaptation of DC/Vertigo's The Sandman. Here's what the actor/producer had to say:
This announcement comes just days after New Line hired screenwriter Eric Heisserer to join the production (according to The Hollywood Reporter). Heisserer notes that Gordon-Levitt left well before he'd ever joined the project, however.
"Creative differences are bound to happen," tweeted Heisserer. "And it's always healthier to part ways rather than endure a lot of heartbreak. Respect."
For his part, Neil Gaiman -- who co-created the Sandman character -- called Gordon-Levitt "smart, honest and really nice," and hoped to work with him again in the future.
"And, for the record, my respect for [Gordon-Levitt], is undiminished," Gaiman tweeted. "Getting to know him was the best bit of the last round. He's special."