Colin Farrell offered World of Warcraft movie lead - Report

[UPDATE] Sources say Phone Booth actor has a 50/50 shot to make a deal to star in the upcoming film; There Will Be Blood, Star Trek actors also being considered.


[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Deadline added a number of new names to its report of actors who are being considered for lead roles in the upcoming World of Warcraft movie.

There Will Be Blood actor Paul Dano and Star Trek's Anton Yelchin are reportedly on the short list for other lead roles. Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels are also being considered, Deadline reports.

The original story is below.

Phone Booth and In Bruges actor Colin Farrell has been offered a lead role in the upcoming World of Warcraft movie, according to a new report at Hollywood news site Deadline.

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Sources told the site that Farrell's participation in the movie is far from a certainty, as the deal to bring him on is reportedly "50/50."

The report also names Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Deja Vu) as a candidate for a lead role.

It is not clear what roles Farrell and Patton would play. The film's plot remains largely under wraps, though the Deadline report suggests the movie will feature "time travel and alien worlds."

Director Duncan Jones (Moon) is also reportedly testing other actors for the World of Warcraft movie's major roles, though these people were not named.

Production on the film will begin in January. Blood Diamond and K-PAX writer Charles Leavitt authored the most recent version of the World of Warcraft film's script.

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