According to the LA Times\' Tom O\'Neil, composer James Horner is no longer on board Robert De Niro\'s film The Good Shepherd. For months now, Horner\'s status on the project has been shaky, with reports of him being on it, then off it, then finally back on it when he went to London to record it as well as Mel Gibson\'s Apocalypto. Now word is that Horner is off the project due to "creative differences", and as the film is coming out in December, composers Marcelo Zarvor (Hollywoodland) and Bruce Fowler (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man\'s Chest) are scrambling to provide the score to the film.

The Good Shepherd will be released by Universal Studios on December 22, 2006.