Actors Colin Farrell and Paula Patton are reportedly under active consideration for the lead roles in Warcraft, the film adaptation of the Warcraft videogames to be directed by Source Code’s Duncan Jones.
According to Deadline, Patton “is negotiating for a lead role” and “another lead has been offered to” Farrell. Patton, who played IMF agent Jane Carter in successful action film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol alongside Tom Cruise, is seen as a Hollywood up and comer, while Farrell, the Irish actor best known for cult films such as In Bruges and Intermission, has attempted to find success with a string of mainstream roles in films such as Total Recall, Miami Vice and Alexander.
Based on the series of immensely succesful Warcraft games – which first appeared in 1994, and saw its popularity enhanced by the 2001 MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) World of Warcraft – rumours suggest the movie will be based on the orcs v humans template of the early Warcraft games. Filming is expected to begin early next year.
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