Gray replaces Darabont October 20, 2008 F. Gary Gray Replaces Darabont on Law Abiding Citizen F. Gary Gray has replaced Frank Darabont as director on legal thriller “Law Abiding Citizen”. Darabont, who co-wrote the script with Kurt Wimmer, previously quit the project, prompting a scramble among Hollywood filmmakers to fill the vacated director’s chair. John Singleton (2 Fast 2 Furious) had been interested in the project, but Gray (The Italian Job) eventually landed the job. Law Abiding Citizen focuses on an assistant DA (Gerard Butler) who finds himself involved in a vigilante plot set up by a victim of the legal system (Jamie Foxx). Foxx’s character seeks revenge on the killers of his wife and daughter when they are set free on a plea bargain.