Last month we heard several actresses, including Diane Kruger, Paula Patton, Eva Green and Eva Mendes, were in contention for two lead roles in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake. Now according to Deadline Wiseman has offered the role of Lori (played by Sharon Stone in the original film) to Kate Beckinsale, who also happens to be his wife.
Beckinsale is currently filming Underworld: New Dawn, but Wiseman wouldn’t have offered her the role if he knew she was busy, so she will probably be free to accept the offer.
The site also mentions Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson are serious contenders for the other lead role, Melina, who will help Colin Farrell get to the bottom of the futuristic scandal on Mars.
The original 1990 film followed a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
This updated version is being described as a “new, contemporized adaptation”, so it should be quite different to what we saw 20 years ago. Kurt Wimmer (Salt) has written the screenplay, and filming will begin over the upcoming months.