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Emile Hirsch goes native with ‘Savages’

Hirsch boards Oliver Stone's marijuana caper

EXCLUSIVE — Emile Hirsch is circling the fast-growing cast of Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”

Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Benicio del Toro are already in discussions for the pic. And as Variety first reported, Blake Lively is at the top of Stone’s list for the female lead.

Stone will helm and is currently revising the script by Don Winslow and Shane Salerno.

Based on Winslow’s novel, story revolves around two Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins forced to work for the Mexican cartel after the girlfriend they casually share is kidnapped.

Moritz Bormann and Eric Kopelofff are producers. Universal will distribute with a production start date set for this summer.

Hirsch recently wrapped “Motel Life” with Stephen Dorff. He is repped by WME.

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