In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) talking about Oscar nominees, the trade mentions that The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is lining up his next projects:
Renner is in talks with Universal and director Peter Berg about taking the lead role in “Battleship.” He’s also had no fewer than five meetings to star in another project, which he declines to reveal. Both films are expected to shoot in the summer, so Renner will be choosing between the two.
But first he’ll squeeze in indie “Raven,” a period thriller with Ewan McGregor in talks to co-star. “(‘Locker’ has) allowed me to exhale and go, ‘OK, now I can really start,'” Renner says. “Maybe it’s a form of arrival, maybe it’s a type of beginning.”
Battleship, based on the Hasbro game, is scheduled for a May 25, 2012 release.