Just last month, we brought you the news about Jessica Biel (New Years Eve) and Eva Green (Dark Shadows) being considered for the role of Melina in director Len Wiseman‘s (Underworld 4: New Dawn, The World After) forthcoming, contemporized adaptation of the original Total Recall, which was based on Philip K. Dick‘s novelette, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”.
Now, Variety reports that Sony Pictures has offered one of the two female leads to Jessica Biel. Previous reports stated that Kate Bosworth (Movie 43) and Diane Kruger (Special Forces) were reading for the role of Lori, which was played by Sharon Stone in the original film. Lori is the dutiful wife of Douglas Quaid, who turns out to be a spy for the agency.
The other female character is named Melina, who was portrayed by Rachel Ticotin in the original film. Melina helps Quaid (played in the remake by Colin Ferrell) join the Resistance in the fight for the production of air on Mars.
While Sony has offered Beil a role, no formal negotiations have yet taken place.
Production on Total Recall is scheduled to begin in Toronto on May 15th and is slated to hit theaters on August 3rd, 2012.