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Colin Farrell & Paula Patton Eyed For Warcraft
She's negotiating, he's been offered a role...

22 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Colin Farrell & Paula Patton Eyed For Warcraft

If you follow Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones on Twitter, you know that A) he likes a giggle and B) is preparing to kick off production work on his biggest job yet – adapting Blizzard’s sprawling MMORPG Warcraft into a film. He’s deep into casting now and is apparently considering Paula Patton and Colin Farrell for two of the leads.

Patton’s deal is said to be further along – she’s actually negotiating – while Farrell is still umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether he wants to take part so it could go either way. Jones is hunting for other cast members and no doubt has a back up list for Farrell’s role if he doesn’t sign on.

The plot for the film, written by Blood Diamond’s Charles Leavitt, is still largely under wraps, though since Warcraft’s world involves all manner of medieval battles between the likes of dragons, werewolves, elves, wizards and warriors, there’s scope for something epic here. The director wowed the crowed with what he called a "mood piece" at this year’s Comic-Con and there’s plenty of anticipation for the movie.

Legendary Pictures is picking up the tab (which likely means Universal will distribute the eventual film under its new deal with the company) and Jones will start shooting in January.


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