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Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy on 'Total Recall' Shortlist

October 22, 2010 (9:21 am) GMT
The three actors are contenders to take the lead role in the remake project, with the 'Miami Vice' star reportedly on top of the list.
Colin Farrell, Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy on 'Total Recall' Shortlist

From the development of "" remake, three names have surfaced as the possible depicter of a main character which was tackled by in the 1990 movie. The Hollywood Reporter reports that , and are among the shortlist with Farrell as the top choice.

The original film, based on Philip K. Dick's story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", follows a man haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.

Len Wiseman is set to direct the new "Total Recall", which is said to tackle one of Dick's favorite topics, reality vs. delusion. Kurt Wimmer pens the script, while Neal H. Moritz is on board to serve as producer of the sci-fi drama.

Colin Farrell has just wrapped "" remake for DreamWorks after he was last seen in "". Michael Fassbender is currently filming "" where he lands a role of Magneto, thanks to his performance in "". As for Tom Hardy, he recently starred in Christopher Nolan's "" and is set to film "".

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