Taylor Kitsch to star in remake of The Raid?

Dependent on his involvement in True Detective

Taylor Kitsch is a man in demand at present, with The Wrap reporting that the action star has been offered the leading role in the US remake of The Raid.

According to the report, Kitsch is the top of director Patrick Hughes’ wish-list, with the pair having recently worked together on The Expendables 3.

Frank Grillo has also been cast in the new film, with Luke Evans, Anthony Mackie and Ethan Hawke reportedly on the studio’s wish-list. Kitsch, however, is currently at the front of the queue.

However, any involvement in The Raid would depend on whether Kitsch is cast in the second series of True Detective, with which he has been strongly linked. Kitsch is thought to favour the TV option, with The Raid a potential fallback should that deal not come off.

Directed by Hughes from a script by Brad Ingelsby, The Raid is thought to closely follow the plot of the original film, and will begin filming in January 2015.

Would Kitsch be a good choice for The Raid? Tell us, below!


    • jthecrab

      Aug 5th 2014, 8:42

      A few problems here. The Raid is an almost perfect action film that Hollywood will almost certainly make a hash of. It has basically already been remade in the form of Dredd. Kitsch is blockbuster movie poison. Think I'll pass.

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    • slipperyeel

      Aug 5th 2014, 10:12

      Kitsch was good in Lone Survivor, and was fine as Gambit (although that movie sucked as a whole). He has chosen to star in a few clunkers though. Most interesting thing about this to me is that he would choose TV over a movie role. That just shows how revered a lot of TV shows are these days. Used to be that film stars wouldn't go near TV unless their career had gone completely downhill.

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    • apo1978

      Aug 5th 2014, 12:24

      Nothing against Kitsch, but this movie get's more ridiculous by the second! Crazy. So the re-make will be NOTHING like the orignal (or at least, what it had to offer)...so what's the point? Just call it something else. But as jthecrab said, Dredd has already achieved this.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2014, 23:07

      I'd rather see Kitsch star in the remake than be one of the leads on True Detective.

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