Nighy, Beckinsale and Biel Join Total Recall

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Heat Vision and Collider are reporting that Bill Nighy is joining the cast of Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, while the rumored Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel have been confirmed as well.

They will be joining Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston in the Len Wiseman-directed reimagining, in which Ethan Hawke has a cameo role. Filming is scheduled to start on Monday in Toronto for an August 3, 2012 release.

The new film “ditches the Martian storyline from the original pic and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai. Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy — although he doesn’t know for which side.”

Nighy will play Quatto, the leader of the resistance, Beckinsale is playing Lori, Biel will portray Melina and Cranston is the villain.

The short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick served as the source for the 1990 adaptation starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone.