Harrison Ford has dropped out of Traffic, the highly publicised drug trafficking movie to which Initial Entertainment Group (IEG) bought international rights last week.

Director Steven Soderbergh, domestic distributor Fox Searchlight and IEG are already talking to other major male stars with a view to replacing him and are hoping to seal a deal in the next 24 hours. IEG said yesterday that its involvement in the picture is contingent on finding on the right casting replacement.