The Mammootty film, Malabar, was announced with Ranjith as the scenarist and G S Vijayan as the director.
Kavya Madhavan will play the heroine and Anoop Menon was to play an important role in the project.
But the grapevine has it that the film will now be directed by Ranjith himself. The shooting will start in early October and Anoop Menon has been replaced by Narain.
There have been a few recent films, which had story credits for Ranjith. But the big question now is on who could be directing Malabar.