A new movie starring Johnny Deep has been pulled from the Toronto International Film Festival schedule over a legal dispute.

The film London Fields, based on Martin Amis' 1989 noir novel, was scheduled to premiere at TIFF on Friday at the Princess of Wales Theater, with additional plays on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The film has been pulled as director Matthew Cullen is embroiled in a legal dispute over creative control and payment with the film's producers.

"We have recently learned of a legal matter that has arisen between the director and the producers of the film London Fields," TIFF said in a statement on Thursday.

"We have worked to make our festival a public showcase for creative expression through the moving image, however with uncertainty surrounding the creative vision of the version of the film scheduled to be screened on September 18th, we feel it is only appropriate that we remove this film from the festival lineup," the festival added.

London Fields also features actors Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Jason Isaacs and a cameo from Depp's wife Amber Heard.