Colin Farrell and Paula Patton Up for WARCRAFT Leads

     September 22, 2013


With a January production start-date looming for the long-awaited feature film adaptation of World of Warcraft, Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones (Moon) are now focused on casting for the fantasy pic.  Deadline reports that Paula Patton and Colin Farrell are currently in the mix for two lead roles, with Patton in firm negotiations and Farrell mulling over an offer.  The report notes that Farrell’s chances of signing on are 50/50 since talks have yet to begin, but he would certainly make an interesting choice for Warcraft.  Hit the jump for more.

colin-farrell-warcraftFarrell eschewed big budget tentpole fare following the disappointment of 2004’s Alexander and 2006’s Miami Vice, and while he has shined in more character-centric pics like Seven Psychopaths and Crazy Heart as of late, he made a return to large-scale studio fare with last year’s disappointing Total Recall remake.  With a director like Jones onboard, though, one imagines Warcraft will bring more to the table than just recognizable characters and eye-popping battles, so it could be a fruitful choice for Farrell.

Patton is also a promising choice, as the actress got her first taste of franchise filmmaking in 2011’s excellent Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.  Deadline notes that Jones is testing other actors for major roles in Warcraft, but Farrell and Patton give us an (encouraging) idea of the kinds of actors the filmmaker is looking at for the fantasy pic.  Farrell recently wrapped another fantasy film, Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, and he has a role in Disney’s upcoming Saving Mr. Banks.  Patton will next be seen in the romantic comedy Baggage Claim.  Legendary Pictures is producing Warcraft with an eye towards a 2015 release date.


Around The Web

Latest News

Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Cast Reveal Memorable Moments from Filming

Whedon reveals the scene that made him go, "I just made a comic book."

THE INFINITE HORIZON: Greg Berlanti to Produce Comic Adaptation for Warner Bros.

Gerry Duggan's 'The Odyssey'-inspired graphic novel is getting a film adaptation from the producer behind 'Arrow' and 'The Flash'.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

This screening belongs to the mad.

SPIDER-MAN Director: Marvel and Sony Considering WARM BODIES, PITCH PERFECT Helmers

A new shortlist gives us an idea of the kind of filmmaker Sony and Marvel want to craft the new Spidey, but what happened to Drew Goddard?

Marvel Needs to Defeat Its Villain Problem

The age of poorly written bad guys should come to a close.


I think we're going to have to start calling this 'Avengers: Civil War'.

New to Blu-ray: SELMA, GOODFELLAS, LOST RIVER, and More

This week's new releases also include a handful of older Spielberg films and a Collector's Edition of 'Mad Max'.

THE COLLIDER PODCAST: Episode 3 – 2015 Summer Movie Preview

Matt and Adam discuss the summer's biggest upcoming films.

MR. HOLMES: New Trailer Features Ian McKellan and Plenty of Sleuthing

The upcoming drama will arrive in theaters July 17th.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Rogue Cut Release Date Set for This Summer

You'll get to see a lengthier alternate cut of 'Days of Future Past' in just a few months.

Page 1 of 3,93312345...102030...Last »