First it was the Hemsworth brothers, and then it was Frank Grillo, and it seems the folks behind "The Raid" remake are still working through their wishlist options. So today another name has surfaced for the leading part in the unnecessary redo, and we'll see if this sticks or not.
The Wrap reports that Taylor Kitsch has been offered the lead role in the movie. Currently, Kitsch has some better options on the table, notably a possible role in "True Detective" season two, but "The Raid" wouldn't get in the way of that. In fact, production on "True Detective" is supposed to wrap up by January, which is when "The Raid" redo would start, so theoretically, it could all work out. But then again, that's if Kitsch wants the part in the movie that will be directed by the guy who made "The Expendables 3" (Patrick Hughes).
We'd wager that Kitsch might have aspirations for better things, but who knows. Stranger things have happened, and maybe after potentially brooding in "True Detective" for a few months, he'll need the release of a brainless action flick.