Variety is reporting that Sony has offered Colin Farrell the lead role in the Total Recall remake:
Farrell received the offer last week and has since been in negotiations with Sony. He would play a man tortured by recurring dreams of a trip to Mars. Role was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1990 pic.
According to the site, Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender were also considered for the role:
The “Total Recall” reboot, to be directed by Len Wiseman from a script by Kurt Wimmer, will update author Philip K. Dick’s source story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” Farrell’s casting would offer a stark contrast to Schwarzenegger’s persona.