The Hemsworth brothers were once rumoured for this, but now it appears that Taylor Kitsch, star of Battleship and Lone Survivor, is being offered the lead role in The Raid remake.
As we know, the story of an elite DEA FAST team that becomes trapped in a tenement run by a notorious drug lord, his two highly-violent martial arts killers, and a personal militia armed with machetes and machine guns. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the team must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. This version of the movie is going to be directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3).
There is one problem for Kitsch however — he’s also being lined up for the second season of True Detective (great TV show), and the shooting of that seems to overlap with the shooting of The Raid. I wonder if Kitsch will head to the cinema in the coming days to check out what Hughes’ work is like in The Expendables 3, to help with his decision?