First announced back in 2011, Legendary Pictures' supernatural thriller Spectral appears to have found its first leading man. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that James Badge Dale is in talks to headline the Nic Mathieu film.
The script, originally written by George Nolfi from a treatment by Ian Fried, was rewritten by John Gatins. It follows a special ops force that has trained in hunting the supernatural. They come up against ghosts that have taken over Manhattan.
Dale played supporting roles last year in The Lone Ranger, World War Z, Parkland and Iron Man 3. Among his upcoming credits is a part in Joe Carnahan's microbudget actioner Stretch.