David O. Russell has decided to pull out of TV drama The Club he was set to make, a month after it was commissioned.
The American Hustle director had co-written ABC’s The Club, a drama set in a private country club.
No official reason has been given for his departure, although it is thought David O. Russell wants to focus on film-making, according to Deadline Hollywood.
The series is still set to go ahead.
The director had co-written and developed The Club with Erin Brockovich scribe Susannah Grant, who will remain on the project and also executive produce.
David O. Russell suggested at an industry event over the weekend he was not ready to move from cinema to the small screen.