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Aug 12th
01:23 pm
Not going to happen but ftr...  
From THR HeatVision:

Ryan Reynolds is emerging as the frontrunner for the starring role opposite Denzel Washington in “Safe House,” the Universal thriller being directed by "Snabba cash" director Daniel Espinosa.

The role had been highly sought after, with Espinosa meeting or considering Tom Hardy, Zac Efron, James McAvoy, Sam Worthington and Shia LaBeouf, as well as Reynolds. An offer is expected imminently.

The storyline follows the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house (Reynolds) as he tries to get a lethal prisoner (Washington) to a second safe house before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead.

David Guggenheim, an Us Weekly editor who worked nights on the script, sold “Safe House” to the studio in February.

Scott Stuber will produce through his Universal-based Stuber Pictures while Trevor Macy is executive producing through his Intrepid Pictures shingle. Debbie Liebling, installed as Universal's president of production in December, brought the project in.


That's a nice group of people to be included with though.
 
 
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It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on August 12th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 12th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Bee: Zac - People Sex - Flipped Collar 1jeezbee on August 12th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised he's even on that list (in a good way). He's the only one who doesn't have any action experience or fanboy creds. But as you said, not going to happen because on top of that, he's too young for that role (wasn't the character supposed to be 26 or so? I'm too lazy to open the script. But you knew that already) and the physical disparity with Washington isn't going to help either.

But this is the type of role which would bring him forward.
Shruticalcified on August 12th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I think (not to downplay Zac) but the connection to Snabba Cash and WB probably helped him here.
Beejeezbee on August 12th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Totally agree.

Plus, he might have had the meeting before CStC opened.
Shruticalcified on August 12th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
lol mean @ the last comment!
Bee: Zac - SNL - Ahoi 1jeezbee on August 12th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I wasn't intending to be mean. Just realistic.

Although to be fair, his fanbase isn't really relevant for this movie, so either way it wouldn't be the tipping point.

Edited at 2010-08-12 08:17 pm (UTC)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 12th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
do you really think they care that much about how cstc opened? everyone knew that movie was going skew majorly female so it is irrelevant to a dude movie.
Beejeezbee on August 12th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
I've just edited my previous comment in that direction.

No, I don't think it would have been the deciding factor but it might have influenced it a tiny bit if he is/was under serious consideration.
nahbruhbeeonkaa on August 12th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
I was all AWH LOOK 'ATCHU COMPETING WITH THE BIG BOYS, but then I saw that the director for Snabba Cash was attached && then I was like, "ahh ok, I C U usin them connections." Either way, nice company. At least he's on the radar more than he usually would be.

I still cackle at the fact that he blew off Bryan Singer... FOOL, IT'S BRYAN SINGER. IDGAF ABOUT SUPERMAN RETURNS, GO BE HOMIES. But I mean, playin hard to get, I can digg it.
Beejeezbee on August 12th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Especially since Bryan Singer's next project is PERFECT for him. I really hope he caught up afterwards.
nahbruh: v | ellebeeonkaa on August 12th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
IFKR. I wonder about him sometimes. Still though, strike a balance between being sought after && saying wassup to the dude directing a movie that would be FANTASTIC for you. Ugh that movie, I will cry when they finally cast Jack.
Beejeezbee on August 13th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
IK. We'll need an official mourning day when that casting is announced. Sigh.
Shruticalcified on August 12th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Honestly haven't liked anything he's done since The Usual Suspects. #h8r
nahbruhbeeonkaa on August 12th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Judging you rn. X-Men was flawless. && I still haven't seen Trick 'r Treat, but I heard it was the shit on a stick.
Shruti: Efs | Skirtingcalcified on August 12th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
X-Men sucked....... #unpopularopinions

ps where have you even been, fu
nahbruh: v | brighter day came my way.beeonkaa on August 12th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Why are we friends again....... X-Men: The Last Stand sucked ass cuz the LACK OF SINGER. S'ok I still love you.


Lol running errands && tryna collect money from people who owe me, so I can pay for the RENT ticket my friend bought me for Saturday lol. #lifestory
Beejeezbee on August 13th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
yk, even before this came up, I thought Daniel Espinosa might be an interesting choice to direct Die in a Gunfight (once that script is fixed obviously). From everything we've heard and seen, the original Snabba Cash seems to be a great fit style-wise.