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Bond bosses dismiss writer troubles

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Apr 13, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

Morgan, who penned screenplays for critically-acclaimed films including Frost/Nixon and The Queen, was hired to work on the 23rd Bond movie, but reports over the weekend (10-11Apr10) suggested the writer had quit the project.

Morgan's rumoured departure was linked to the recent arrival of Mendes, with speculation that the director planned to replace him with Closer creator Patrick Marber.

But a spokesman for Hollywood studio MGM has dismissed the story as gossip, telling Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "The filmmakers say the Morgan/Marber switch is just speculation."

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