? Surely the England striker is better suited to a live-action
film? No, it's Rooney Mara who could find herself starring with Josh Brolin and Christian Bale in Spike Lee's remake of
- if the rumours are true.
Sources told Twitch that Mara is the project's first choice for the female lead, playing a character renamed as Marie in the US version of the film.
Mara seems to be shifting categories from 'one to watch' into 'one to watch at the multiplex', given her recent work on films such as David Fincher's
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Social Network
Nightmare On Elm Street
Reports suggest that Brolin has now been confirmed for the lead role, playing a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years before being released.
Christian Bale is thought to be first choice for the villain role, although there's still no word on whether that will happen yet.
Mark Protosevich (
I Am Legend
) has penned a script for the
remake that includes elements of Park Chan-wook‘s original, story from the comic which inspired that film and new material.