Had been scheduled to direct the movie version of James Ellroy's 1940's L.A. novel about the murder investigation of young would-be actress Elizabeth Short.
Fincher was at one point hired to direct the third Mission: Impossible film, but dropped out over creative differences.
Actor who got the part: J.J. Abrams
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