Charlie Hunnam, best known as biker Jax Teller in Kurt Sutter‘s”Sons of Anarchy,” and not so well known for his turn the in short-lived Apatow series “Undeclared,” is in negotiations to star in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim.
Pacific Rim hasn’t made as much noise as other big projects, living in the shadow of The Hobbit and At the Mountains of Madness. Well, no longer. Pacific Rim sounds like an event film if ever there was one. The movie contemplates a methodical destruction of Earth by “malevolent creatures” (but not necessarily aliens) and mankind’s united stand against them.
I don’t want to presume anything, but I have a hunch that Hunnam will be playing a human and not a giant malevolent creature, but del Toro has a pretty warped mind, so who knows?
Hunnam has had little trouble making the leap to features with Blackbird and The Ledge hitting theaters in the near future. And now it sounds like we’ll get to see him save the Earth. Or destroy it. That del Toro is one tough nut to crack. (Deadline)