Taylor Kitsch is a man in demand at present, with
reporting that the action star has been offered the leading role in the US remake of
According to the report, Kitsch is the top of director Patrick Hughes’ wish-list, with the pair having recently worked together on The Expendables 3 .
Frank Grillo has also been cast in the new film, with Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie and Ethan Hawke reportedly on the studio’s wish-list. Kitsch, however, is currently at the front of the queue.
However, any involvement in The Raid would depend on whether Kitsch is cast in the second series of True Detective , with which he has been strongly linked. Kitsch is thought to favour the TV option, with The Raid a potential fallback should that deal not come off.
Directed by Hughes from a script by Brad Ingelsby, The Raid is thought to closely follow the plot of the original film, and will begin filming in January 2015.