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Bokeem Woodbine To Join Cast Of "Total Recall" Remake As Colin Farrell's BBF

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 3, 2011 11:05 AM
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Bokeem Woodbine, whom we last saw in the genre horror flick Devil, produced by M. Night Shyamalan, is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Sony's Total Recall remake (or adaptation, depending on your POV).

Upon initially reading the headline, I immediately thought that he would maybe be taking on the role of Benny, the mutant brotherman in the original, played by Mel Johnson Jr. – the cab driver that helps Arnold Schwarzenegger's leading man Quaid escape trouble.

But no... Variety says that Woodbine would be Quaid's (this time to be played by Collin Farrell) best friend and big-brother figure. So, in essence, Woodbine would be both BBF (Best Black Friend) and Magical Negro? Well, let's just hope he lives through the end of the movie :D

For those of you who've read the book, is there best friend/big-brother figure for the protagonist? There certainly wasn't one in the first film.

Len Wiseman is set to direct the films, which I'm assuming will be out next year.

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  • Snuffy | May 4, 2011 12:45 PMReply

    The book is actually a novella, which is, pretty much, a long short story. If the film stuck totally to the book, it would be about fifteen minutes long and comprise of Douglas Quail (the character's name in the book) thinking to himself.

    So, no, there wasn't such a character.

  • dcmoviegirl | May 4, 2011 6:52 AMReply

    Hahahahahahah no.

    He's playing Benny? He'll betray him and die.

  • Moses Ashford | May 4, 2011 2:35 AMReply

    I predicted back on July 29, 2010 when it was announced that Len Wiseman would direct Total Recall that Kate Beckinsale would be cast as Lori. Check it out!
    I hope former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will have a cameo in Total Recall and share a scene with Colin Farrell, perhaps telling him to have fun.

  • Tamara | May 4, 2011 1:24 AMReply

    Congrats to him. Still don't know how I feel about a remake. The original was sufficient for its time. Never read the book...will have to add to my list.

  • slb | May 3, 2011 11:58 AMReply


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