Neil Marshall, the director who is engaged to Charlotte Kirk, the actress at the center of two Hollywood studio head ousters, has been dropped by his agency.
Verve no longer represents the writer-director, who made a splash with the 2006 horror movie The Descent and earned acclaim for his work in television with shows such as Game of Thrones.
Verve did not comment on the move. Marshall had been with the agency less than a year, signing with Verve last November.
Kirk is the actress who was at the center of affairs with multiple top Hollywood players, one of which led to the ouster of former Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara last year. Earlier in August, THR revealed exclusively that was the unnamed woman whom Meyer referenced when he stepped down from his vice chairman post at Universal. In a statement, Meyer alleged that he was the victim of extortion attempt by third parties, said to be Marshall and an ex-boyfriend of Kirk’s.
Marshall denied the allegations but in the wake of Meyer’s forced exit, NBCUniversal is investigating Meyer’s involvement with Kirk in an effort to determine if any company money or resources were used in conjunction with the affair or a $2 million settlement he reached with her last year.
Marshall directed last year’s failed reboot Hellboy and is now coming off of the Fantasia International Film Festival debut of his latest, The Reckoning. The latter is a horror adventure that stars Kirk. The two also co-wrote the screenplay.
Marshall remains repped by management firm Artists First.