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Bill Nighy set to join Total Recall remake

Billy Nighy in The Boat That Rocked

Story by Jack Foley

BILL Nighy is in talks to join the cast of the Colin Farrell headlining Total Recall remake.

Len Wiseman is directing the movie, which also stars Bryan (Breaking Bad) Cranston as the villain, and Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel as the female leads.

Ethan Hawke will also cameo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The plot, meanwhile, is to reportedly ditch the Martian storyline from the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger version in favour of being set amid the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai.

Farrell will play Douglas Quaid, a factory worker in New Shanghai who begins to suspect he is a spy without being sure for which side.

Nighy would play Quatto, the leader of the resistance in a role that would also be significantly different from the one played by Marshall Bell, who was revealed to be a small mutant living off a human.

Shooting on the film is due to commence in June in Toronto.

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