Colin Farrell has signed on to star opposite the previously announced Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming thriller Solace, Deadline reports.
Originally announced for development in 2008 with Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road) directing, the New Line Cinema project deals with a clairvoyant doctor who is enlisted by the police to help catch a serial killer. Hopkins would play the doctor, John Clancy.
Pellington is no longer attached, but Afonso Poyart will take over as director. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are still producing alongside Matthias Emcke and Thomas Augsberger.
When the project was originally announced, the script had been written by Sean Bailey and Ted Griffin with rewrites by James Vanderbilt. It has since been rewritten by Peter Morgan.
Farrell recently appeared in the big screen in the Len Wiseman remake, Total Recall and reunited with In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh for Seven Psychopaths.