Mission Impossible 4‘s Paula Patton is also reportedly negotiating for a lead role.
Rumors are going around that Hollywood pretty boy Colin Farrell may have a lead role in Legendary Pictures upcoming Warcraft film adaption. Additionally, Paula Patton, best known for her role in the latest Mission Impossible flick, is reportedly already negotiating for a lead role.
The rumor comes from Deadline, whose “inside sources” claim that a deal has been offered to Farrell, and it’s about “50/50” on whether he will accept it or not. Farrell is best known for his work in movies such as Phone Booth and S.W.A.T, and has most recently starred in the Total Recall remake.
Farrell seems like a bit of an odd choice – his only experience in this kind of genre is the critically panned box office failure Alexander. Blizzard are keeping a pretty tight lid on the film’s script, so we’re not sure if Farrell and Patton will be playing new characters created for the movie, or established names from Warcraft lore. Could Farrell be the movie’s Arthas?
The Warcraft movie has been a long time coming, mostly due to Blizzard’s extreme over-protection of the franchise. Sam Rami was initially signed on to direct, but when he got frustrated and left, Moon director Duncan Jones was brought on.
Jones seems to be moving the movie along quite a bit, with pre-production already underway and filming scheduled to start as early as next January for a 2015 release.