The Short List Of Actresses For “Total Recall”

Potential casting for the two key female roles in the upcoming remake of “Total Recall” at Sony Pictures is underway reports Deadline.

As previously reported, the plan is to stick closer to Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” than the previous film did. This means no Martian-set action, but it is set on a slightly futuristic Earth.

Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger are said to be vying for the role of Lori, the wife of protagonist Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell). Meanwhile Eva Mendes and Paula Patton are reading for the part of Melina while Jessica Biel and Eva Green are also in consideration. That role is a woman who knows the truth about Quaid and helps him solve the conspiracy at the heart of the film.

Sharon Stone and Rachel Ticotin played the roles respectively in the 1990 Paul Verhoeven-directed original. For Stone, the role effectively helped launch her career.