Colin Farrell and Paula Patton Circling Lead Roles in 'Warcraft' Movie
by Ethan Anderton
September 23, 2013
Following a surprise teaser that was shot specifically for Comic-Con, development on Warcraft, the adaptation based on the popular video game World of Warcraft, is finally progressing. Deadline has word that Legendary Pictures and Atlas Entertainment are currently in talks with Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) for a lead role, while an offer is out to Colin Farrell for another lead role. Supposedly Farrell is more uncertain at this point with sources saying the chance of a deal coming through are 50/50, but director Duncan Jones (Moon) is already testing other actors for major roles too. Read on!
This would be quite the change of pace for Patton, who has never ventured into the fantasy genre before. She made waves in action as a spy in the fourth Mission: Impossible film, so she's got the chops to throw down in this epic fantasy world. Farrell has gotten fantastical before with films like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Daredevil and Fright Night, but nothing like Warcraft. We're still not sure what kind of story is being put together to bring this massive-scale world to the big screen, but production is slated to begin in January, so we should be hearing more very soon.
UPDATE: Deadline adds that Paul Dano (Ruby Sparks), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Travis Fimmel ("Vikings"), and Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels") are up for roles, but the characters are not specified.