Word on the playground today is that British babe Kate Beckinsale has been offered a role in Sony Pictures remake of director Paul Verhoeven’s beloved 1990 sci-fi classic Total Recall. According to Deadline, the studio is looking to cast Beckinsale in the role of Lori Quaid.
Lori, if you recall, is wife to Doug Quaid, a man who is either a humble factory worker with a memory implant or a wanted super-spy. The part was memorably played in the original film by a then up-and-coming Sharon Stone.
The Total Recall redo is directed by Beckinsale’s lucky-dog husband—and Underworld 1-&-2 director—Len Wiseman and finds girly-man Colin Farrell stepping into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes as protagonist Doug Quaid. “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston plays the film’s politico villain Vilos Cohaagen.
Eva Mendes (Ghost Rider) and Rosario Dawson (Death Proof) are said to be in the running to play Quaid’s prostitute lover Melina. No word on who is up for the part of the three-breasted mutant hooker.
Model-turned-actress Bjanka Murgel may have only been credited as “Arm Candy” in the 2008 Marvel Studios’ actioner Punisher: War Zone, but one look at the 5-foot-8 Canadian stunner will convince most guys that she’s a star (Photo: Erwin Loewen).
One such guy is director Antoine Thomas. His feature film debut The Hidden 3-D (not to be confused as a remake of the awesome 1987 sci-fi thriller The Hidden starring Kyle MacLachlan and bombshell Claudia Christian) stars Murgel as part of a group of people terrorized while exploring an old medical facility.
The synopsis reads:
When Brian Karter’s mother dies; he is surprised to learn that he has inherited The Sanctuary, home to her controversial experimental addiction treatment center. During a tour of the decrepit building with his friends and a mysterious associate of his mother, it becomes clear that something sinister lies beneath the surface.
Despite their misgivings, the group follows a secret passageway underground and comes to a terrible realization: Brian’s mother built a revolutionary machine that cured people of their addictions but, as a side effect, caused those addictions to materialize in the form of mutant children hungry for human flesh, now living in the bowels of the abandoned building.
With the mutant children hunting the group as prey, Brian and his friends fight to stay alive against the inconceivable and soon realize that some things are better left hidden.
There isn’t much info on Murgel’s character, but she at least has a name this time: Kimberly. And, judging from a couple of stills from the movie (see below), Kimberly wears sexy stockings.
The Hidden 3-D also stars Sean Clement (Bikini Party Massacre), Simonetta Solder (Mother of Tears), Jason Blicker (The Day After Tomorrow), and pretty up-and-comer Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street).
Here we have Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence as young Mystique in 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated X-Men: First Class. As you can see, the film’s makeup team has taken the 20-year-old stunner and transformed her into a acne-riddled Na’vi with a ginormous forehead.
X-Men: First Class is an origins story directed by Mathew Vaughn (Kick Ass). The film costars January Jones (Emma Frost), Rose Byrne (Moira), Kevin Bacon (Sebastian Shaw), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier), and Michael Fassbender (Magneto).
Actress Erin Carufel, last seen in the Matthew McConaughey/Marisa Tomei vehicle The Lincoln Lawyer, has scored a part opposite Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Carpenter in Lakeshore Entertainment’s new serial killer drama Gone.
Written by Allison Burnett (Untraceable), Gone is Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia’s (Adrift) American film debut and stars Seyfried as a woman who discovers that her sister has been kidnapped by the same man who attempted to murder her two years prior.
No word on what role Carufel will be playing, but Gone is the 32-year-old’s first thriller since 2008’s Untraceable.
Gone is set to shoot this month in Portland, Oregon.