"...one industry source told the Telegraph the split was due to a fall out over whether to cast Tomasz Kot as the lead villain. The 41-year-old Polish actor stars in Cold War, a love story set in 1950s Europe, and was described as a "left-field" decision for a Bond enemy.
"Craig has a big say in all the casting decisions. None of the Bond girls have been chosen without his say so," the source said.
A direct clash between Craig and Boyle could have been the cause of the rift which has thrown the Bond franchise into chaos.
"It was telling the producers put his [Craig's] name on their release saying that Boyle had been sacked," the source said.
"I have heard that they wanted to bring that Cold War element in but update it to the modern day.
"Danny Boyle was in for that. That wasn't the problem. The problem came in when they were making the final decisions about casting pre-production."
Boyle is known for his maverick style but the producers were so desperate to recruit him they agreed to put an already completed script by longtime Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade on hold.
Boyle insistence on bringing an entirely new team, including his established writing partner John Hodge, infuriated Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, another industry source told the Telegraph.
It is unclear whether producers will now stick to Boyle's controversial script, written by Hodge, or revert to the version by Purvis and Wade, thought to be more typical for a Bond film."
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