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Beckinsale Offered Total Recall's Lori
She could be the new Sharon Stone...

21 April 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Despite the fact that he had a laundry list of actresses interested in the roles of Lori and Melina for the remake of Total Recall, it seems director Len Wiseman has gone another way – towards the woman he’s married to. Yes, Kate Beckinsale has been offered the part of Lori.

If she takes the role (which wouldn’t surprise us, since the pair clearly likes to work together after meeting on the Underworld franchise), Beckinsale would be the wife of Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), a worker in a factory for the nation of Euromerica who, after having a holiday memory implanted, starts to believe he might be a spy for rival country New Shanghai.

Once he starts to peel away the layers, he discovers he’s part of a much bigger conspiracy, one engineered by Euromerica’s leader, Vilos Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston). Assuming they haven’t tinkered with everything, the Lori character (played in the original by Sharon Stone) also turns out to be more than she seems.

Wiseman is still choosing from a likely pool of players for Melina, a rebel in the original who ends up aiding Quaid. According to Deadline, Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson are among the front-runners for the role.

Shooting on the movie kicks off in May, aiming at a release on August 22 next year.


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Wiseman's problem is the same as Snyder's ...
Great visual mind, but fighting against awful scripts (or perhaps tweaking the scripts too much, which f*cks up many a movie). With a good script, this could be great, just like the new Superman will/bl**dy-well-better be. If it ain't on the page, it ain't on the stage. Also, Kate Beckinsale has a great *ss, so that can only help, right? More

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RE: oh dear
L: jobloffski A different take on the source material would have been the only reason to make a new Total Recall. Frankly, giving the job to Wiseman, who then essentially adds the 'good looking but ruining the illusion her lokks create when she tries to walk and talk in front of a camera' missus to the mix...all the reasons I need to run for the fucking hills rather than waste my money or time on the remake. e frank the previous version of the story is by no means a masterpiec More

Posted by skewiff at 09:50 on 26 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Dear
L: BenTramer @higgins78 If you keep getting jobs because of your husband whether you're Helena Bonham Carter of Kate Beckinsale, it damages your credibility regardless of acting ability. sp; Mmmm. And The King's Speech - for which she was Oscar nominated- was such an unusual directorial choice for Burton.   Oh. wait. More

Posted by elab49 at 11:55 on 21 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Oh Dear
L: BenTramer Kate does look good in tight leather it has to be said. s this why she's famous? More

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RE: oh dear
A different take on the source material would have been the only reason to make a new Total Recall. Frankly, giving the job to Wiseman, who then essentially adds the 'good looking but ruining the illusion her lokks create when she tries to walk and talk in front of a camera' missus to the mix...all the reasons I need to run for the fucking hills rather than waste my money or time on the remake. Let's be frank the previous version of the story is by no means a masterpiece, and there More

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