Are you interested in the Total Recall remake yet? It sounded like the worst idea in the world at first, but the cast keeps growing and growing and now it’s hard to ignore and not be at least a little intrigued by.
Three new names have now joined the cast, including Kate Beckinsale (whose husband, Len Wiseman, is directing) and Jessica Biel, who were said to be in talks for roles around the same time Ethan Hawke was cast in a small cameo role. At the time, I personally assumed that Beckinsale would best fit the role of Melina (played by Rachel Ticotin in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger version), and that Biel would be better suited to the role of Lori (originally played by Sharon Stone). As it turns out, however, this assumption was wrong and the actresses will be playing the opposite roles.
Also joining the cast is the great Bill Nighy, who will play the role of Quatto, leader of the resistance. In the ’90 film the character was named “Kuato” and appeared as an…addition…to the character George, who was played by Marshall Bell.
For those who don’t know, this remake—or new adaptation of the Phillip K. Dick story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale—will not be set on Mars as the original movie was. This new vision of the story is set on Earth where a worker named Douglas Quaid (played by Colin Farrell) starts to think he’s actually a secret spy, but he’s unsure whether he works for the nation of Euromerica or New Shanghai.
Also cast thus far is Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who will be playing villain Vilos Cohaagen.
[Source: Collider, Heat Vision]