Welshman Luke Evans could be stepping into shoes left free by his "Blitz" co-star Jason Statham.
The "Immortals," "The Raven" and "Tamara Drewe" actor is said to have been offered the villain role in Justin Lin's "Fast Six", a part previously offered to Statham says Twitchfilm.
After landing the part of Apollo in "Clash of the Titans" three years ago Evans has been working non-stop, culminating in the key role of Bard the Bowman in "The Hobbit" which he's been filming on-and-off in New Zealand for nearly a year.
Now, with "The Hobbit" shoot coming to a close, for the first time in ages he's got a fairly clear schedule ahead and several offers on the table. The timing on 'Six' seems right with that film to start shooting in Europe in June.
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