Jessica Biel is close to signing on as Melina, Colin Farrell‘s Martian love interest in the upcoming remake of Total Recall. For those who don’t remember, the two female leads in the film were his wife, played by Sharon Stone in the original, and Melina, who led Doug Quaid to stray after his wife kept trying to kill him.
It’s rumored that the Melina character has been drastically rewritten in this version, so the last film will probably not be much of a gauge of her role/character. Variety reports that Biel has taken a role in the film, though it hasn’t been confirmed it was the role of Melina, the role she had been reading for. Some believe there is a good chance she took the role of the wife, but expect confirmation soon. As for the role of the wife, the most prominent candidates are Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, and Eva Mendes, none of whom really stand out as miles ahead of the others for me.
One thing remains for certain: Gabourey Sidibe is still considered a long shot for either role.