Director Johnnie To is eyeing Orlando Bloom to star in Red Circle for France’s Studio Canal, says The Hollywood Reporter. While an offer has gone out to the actor, negotiations have not yet begun.
The film is a remake of the 1970 Alain Delon crime thriller Le cercle rouge. Longtime To collaborator Wai Ka-Fai (Mad Detective) is developing the script under the helmer’s supervision.
Chow Yun-Fat and Liam Neeson are in negotiations to co-star in the Media Asia co-produced project, which has a reported $40 million budget and is tentatively scheduled to start production in June in Hong Kong and Macau.