Hardy Replaces Worthington On “War”

The musical chairs casting of Fox’s long-gestating action/romantic comedy “This Means War” looks to have come to an end with Tom Hardy (“Inception,” “Bronson”) having closed a deal to play one of the two male leads according to Vulture.

Picked up a decade ago, Tim Dowling (“Role Models,” “Midnight Run 2”) has re-written the script which follows two best friends and veteran spies who fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon) who has moved into their spare room. They end up fighting for her affections using their black-ops warfare tactics, a fight which literally demolishes much of New York City along the way.

Chris Pine is already signed on to play one of the leads. Hardy will play the other, taking the role which Sam Worthington was previously said to be considering.

Both roles have seen numerous talent attached or offered roles at one point or another including Seth Rogen, Bradley Cooper, James Franco, Martin Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. and Matt Damon.

McG who is slated to helm the film while Will Smith and James Lassiter will produce.