Taylor Kitsch (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Battleship”) is in contention to play one of the two male leads in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” says Deadline.
The story follows two best friend pot growers who share a gorgeous lady and are so good at their job that a Mexican drug cartel has kidnapped her and will kill her if the growers don’t go to work for them.
Jennifer Lawrence was to play the girl but had to drop out due to her commitment to “The Hunger Games”. Olivia Wilde is now being mentioned as a possible replacement for Lawrence.
Salma Hayek is also in discussions to play the head of the cartel, while we previously reported that Aaron Johnson is also in talks for the other lead male role.
Shane Salerno and Don Winslow penned the script and shooting kicks off in June.