his bailing out of Traffic, the Steven Soderbergh-helmed drug drama
opening this December, Ford confirmed that he did so simply because
he was reluctant to play two dark characters back to back. "I
was attracted to Traffic and the potential to work with Steven Soderbergh,"
he said, "but finally I came to the conclusion the character's
circumstances were rather grim.
I wanted to attend to other
opportunities rather than play this character plagued by his daughter's
Douglas stepped into Traffic for Ford, who has yet to decide on
his next career "opportunity."