Ray Winstone Replaces De Niro in Darkness Ray Winstone will replace Robert De Niro in Edge of Darkness, starring alongside Mel Gibson in the Martin Campbell-directed drama produced by Graham King’s GK Films. Winstone is negotiating to play an operative sent to clean up evidence in the murder of a woman. Gibson plays her detective father, who wants answers after his daughter is shot on his doorstep. According to reports, De Niro”abruptly” quit the project just days after arriving on set this week. A De Niro rep advised the paper that the Oscar winner quit over “creative differences.” Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts and Bojana Novakovic also star. The film is based on the Campbell-directed 1985 BBC miniseries. Shooting began in Massachusetts on Aug.