Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: Crap, now I have to be early in line to see McG‘s next film. The director has been prepping This Means War, a significantly rewritten version of a script that has been floating around Hollywood for years. The lead role was recently offered to Sam Worthington, but the actor has officially bowed out and a deal has reportedly been signed for Tom Hardy (Inception, Bronson) to step in. Opposite Hardy will be Chris Pine. In other words, the new Captain Kirk and one of the breakout actors from Inception (and the next Mad Max) are in a big city-rocking war in this new movie? That might do most of McG’s work, right there.
The script has changed quite a bit in the past year or so as it has been back in active development. At this point, Hardy and Pine would be “Two best friends, both of whom are spies, who go to war with each other after falling in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). It’s about what’s more important — your best friend or the love of your life — and what happens when the two come into conflict with each other.”