The cast for Columbia Pictures’ upcoming remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi classic, Total Recall, is coming together quite nicely so far. A couple of the larger roles have already been filled, and now it’s being reported that Ethan Hawke will be joining them.
It started with the signing of Colin Farrell to play the lead role of Douglas Quaid, a factory worker one day starts to think he might be a spy — only this time around it will take place right here on Earth instead of on the planet Mars, and Quaid will be trying to figure out if he’s working for the nation of Euromerica or New Shanghai.
Then came word that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston had been cast as one of the villains in the movie, Vilos Cohaagen, once played by Ronny Cox.
No details on what role Hawke will be playing in Total Recall were given, only that it would be something of a cameo role. Given that the actor wasn’t in the ’90 movie, I can only assume that this means he’ll be playing the part of the Johnny Cab.
No female roles have been announced officially yet, though Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are said to be in some form of negotiations for the parts — assumedly the very same played by Sharon Stone (Biel) and Rachel Ticotin (Beckinsale) in the Schwarzenegger version.
[Source: Heat Vision]