Kate Beckinsale Will Likely Join Colin Farrell in 'Total Recall' Remake
Our hero and our villain have already been cast for the remake of Total Recall with Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston taking each role respectively. Now it's time to fill out the other supporting cast members including two pivotal female roles. It sounds like one of them is close to being a done deal as Deadline reports Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, The Aviator) has been offered the part originated by Sharon Stone in the original 1990 sci-fi action film. Beckinsale would play Farrell's wife who turns out to be more than just his spouse when push comes to shove. If you don't know why this casting isn't surprising, keep reading.
Beckinsale is actually married to the film's director Len Wiseman, and the two also previously collaborated on the Underworld franchise. There might be a bit of favoritism going on here, but Beckinsale does have the action experience, some great talent, and she is quite stunning on screen. As for the other important female role, a character called Melina originally played by Rachel Ticotin, it sounds like Eva Mendes and Rosario Dawson are the top contenders for the role, but it's unclear who will actually land the gig. Even if this remake seems a little unnecessary, the cast coming together certainly has my interest. Of course, Wiseman has a lot to make up for after Live Free or Die Hard. What do you think?