Studio wants thesp for one of two femme leads in reboot
Sony Pictures may be close to landing one of two female leads for its “Total Recall” reboot.Jessica Biel is circling a role opposite Colin Farrell in the pic. Sony has offered her the role,” but no discussions are under way. It’s unclear which role she would play. In the original 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer, the femme leads were Sharon Stone as Lori, his supposed wife, a company agent; and Rachel Ticotin as Melina, a member of the rebels. The film follows Douglas Quaid, a man who believes he is a secret agent on a Martian colony. There was early buzz that Biel was going for the role of Melina, but sources say there’s a chance she’s vying to play Lori. Several thesps had gone out for the roles, including Eva Mendes, Kate Bosworth and Paula Patton. Len Wiseman will direct, with Farrell stepping into the Schwarzenegger role and Bryan Cranston attached to play the villain. Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe will produce, with Mark Bomback and James Vanderbilt penning the script. Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, the original pic was directed by Paul Verhoeven. It grossed more than $250 million worldwide. Biel was most recently seen in “The A-Team” for Fox. Biel is repped by CAA and Management 360.