Taylor Kitsch Has an Offer for the Lead Role in Remake of 'The Raid'
by Ethan Anderton
August 4, 2014
A remake of the Indonesian action hit The Raid has been in the works since 2011, but it wasn't until earlier this year that The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes was brought on board to direct the film. Production was delayed slightly back to 2015, and the cast is currently being rounded up with Frank Grillo being the only confirmed cast member after being mentioned on a shortlist with desired stars like Ethan Hawke, Anthony Mackie and Luke Evans. However, a new name has emerged who wasn't on the shortlist as The Wrap has learned that John Carter and Battleship star Taylor Kitsch has an offer for the lead role.
However, it's far form a done deal, because Kitsch is still in consideration for a lead role in the second season of HBO's original series "True Detective." It appears he could still end up with that coveted television role, but his representatives are still trying to line him up for The Raid remake in the meantime. There's a chance he may end up doing both, because production on the HBO series would wrap just when The Raid would begin shooting in January 0f 2015. Kitsch hasn't had luck with lead roles, but if all goes well, this could be an action hit, especially if it packs the same punch as the foreign original. Stay tuned.