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Taylor Kitsch to star in remake of The Raid?

Taylor Kitsch is a man in demand at present, with The Wrap reporting that the action star has been offered the leading role in the US remake of The Raid .

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.