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Jeremy Renner In Talks for 'Battleship'

February 18, 2010 (7:57 am) GMT
Beside this Peter Berg-directed action movie, 'The Hurt Locker' actor is also approached by other filmmakers to star in another project.
Jeremy Renner

is preparing for another battle. After playing in Iraq drama war, he is now in negotiation with Universal Pictures and director Peter Berg to take the lead role in "", so The New York Times reports.

Beside "Battleship", Renner has also had meetings with filmmakers to star in another movie, which he refuses to mention the title. Both projects are planned to kick off principal photography in summer, so he has to choose between the two.

"Battleship" is a live-action pic based on Hasbro's naval combat board game. It is said to be "a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle" against water-based aliens. Universal eyes May 25, 2012 release in the U.S. for this film.

While his involvement in the action movie has not met a deal, Renner has officially signed on for indie movie "". It is not known what character that will be played by him, but it is believed that he may star as the lead role of Edgar Allen Poe. is said in talks to take a role in the film.

Jeremy Renner recently received nomination for Best Actor at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards for his portrayal of William James in "The Hurt Locker". He has a role in -directed flick "" which is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on September 10.

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