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John Cho Will Convince Colin Farrell To Mess With His Brain In 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2011 3:45 AM
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While John Cho is probably still best known as Harold Lee from the "Harold & Kumar" franchise, he's quietly been making strides into bigger and better work, most notably as Sulu is the new "Star Trek" films and from his role on the shortlived "FlashForward." And while the actor waits to get a call to find out what's going on with "Star Trek 2," he's going to spend his summer working on another blockbuster sci-fi pic.

Bill Nighy Will Lead The Resistance In 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 2:25 AM
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Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel ConfirmedBill Nighy loves to work but his quality meter is all over the place. For every "State Of Play" (the original Brit series) or "The Constant Gardener" there's a "G-Force" or "Underworld." Big or small, the actor will seemingly to do it all as long as there is a craft services table and a paycheck. Or if it's directed by Len Wiseman.

Ethan Hawke Says His 'Total Recall' Cameo Will Consist Of A 5 Page Monologue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2011 6:53 AM
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Geez. It's one thing to show up in a cameo role in a film, say a few lines, wink at the audience and then leave. It's another to show up and give a speech lengthy enough to be a State Of The Union.

Ethan Hawke Joins 'Total Recall' In (Not So) Top Secret Cameo Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 6:35 AM
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When is a top secret cameo role not a top secret cameo role? When it's reported by a major Hollywood trade publication.

Kate Beckinsale Offered Sharon Stone Role In 'Total Recall' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2011 3:39 AM
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Eva Mendes & Rosario Dawson Contenders For Role Of MelinaAs it gears up to shoot later this year, the "Total Recall" remake casting is in full swing and no surprise that director Len Wiseman is once again finding a role for his wife and "Underworld" star Kate Beckinsale.

Jessica Biel Eyes One Of The Two Female Leads In 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2011 10:48 AM
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While we don't really see the point of a "Total Recall" remake, the casting is certainly moving in interesting directions. Colin Farrell has the lead role and just a couple of weeks ago, a bevy of beautiful women were shortlisted for the two female lead roles in the movie. As you might remember from the Paul Verhoeven version, those principle roles are: Lori, the wife of Farrell’s character, Doug Quaid, who turns out to be more than she seems (a part played by Sharon Stone, in her breakout role, in the original), and Melina, who Quaid becomes romantically involved with (Rachel Ticotin in the original, although the role has been re-envisioned substantially). Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger and Eva Mendes were said to be in the running for the former, while Paula Patton, Jessica Biel, Eva Green and Mendes (who’s up for both parts) are reading for the latter. Well, it looks like one is down with one more to go.

Bryan Cranston To Square Off Against Colin Farrell In 'Total Recall'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2011 7:06 AM
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With a release date announced for the "Total Recall" reboot about a month ago, there has been little word on the project other than Colin Farrell starring in the thing with Len Wiseman directing. Well, with shooting gearing up start this spring, it looks like the cast is starting to get locked in.

Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton & More All Up For 'Total Recall' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 22, 2011 5:44 AM
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Jessica Biel & Eva Green Also In ContentionDespite it being still near-omnipresent on TV, 20 years since its release, the powers-that-be have deemed that it's time to remake "Total Recall," the sci-fi thriller that proved a hit for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Verhoeven all that time ago. "The Adjustment Bureau" has proven that pictures based on Philip K. Dick's work can still be viable at the box office (both the original and the remake are based on the sci-fi writer's story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"). And Sony, in their infinite wisdom, have put the new version in the hands of D-movie king Neal Moritz ("The Green Hornet," "The Fast and the Furious,"), "Salt" scribe Kurt Wimmer, and "Underworld" and "Live Free and Die Hard" director Len Wiseman.

Sony Sets Summer 2012 Release Dates: 'I Hate You Dad' Hits June 22nd, 'Total Recall' August 3rd

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2011 3:54 AM
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Plus Kevin James MMA Flick 'Here Comes The Boom' Lands July 27thWith the Oscars stinking up the joint last night, the awards season is finally over, and we can look forward to the now-six-month-long summer blockbuster season, without the worry of accidentally stumbling across a film with a thought in its head. But the business being what it is i.e. increasingly reliant on release dates before scripts, or a director, or cast is attached, studios are already jostling for dates in 2012, which looks at least as crowded as this year's clusterfuck of a season.

Colin Farrell Confirmed For 'Total Recall;' Filming Starts In Toronto In May; Won't Be In 3D

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2011 3:02 AM
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All in all, 2011 should be a pretty good year for Colin Farrell. The actor's been on the comeback trail in a big way in the last few years, leading with "In Bruges," and he's got no fewer than four films due for release in the coming year. We already know that one of them, William Monahan's "London Boulevard," is a stinker, but the other three, (Peter Weir's already-in-limited-release "The Way Back"; the horror-comedy "Fright Night" and the full-on-comedy "Horrible Bosses") are all promising to one degree or another, and it should cement the return of the once-troubled star to the A-list.

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