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Charlie Hunnam is being eyed for the lead in Michael Noer's Papillon remake

05.05.2016

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Deadline has learned that Charlie Hunnam is in talks for the lead role in a remake of PAPILLON. Hunnam is being eyed to take on Steve McQueen's role in the classic prison escape flick as a man "unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison." Papillon is aided by a counterfeiter (played by Dustin Hoffman in the original 1973 movie) "who finances his prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison."

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET producers Red Granite are behind the remake, and Danish filmmaker Michael Noer (NORTHWEST, R) is attached to direct it from a script by PRISONERS screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski. According to the site, the plan is start production on the film this fall. Who would you like to see star alongside Hunnam as the counterfeiter in Red Granites' PAPILLON?

Hunnam recently finished shooting for Guy Ritchie's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE: KING ARTHUR for its March 24, 2017 release, and he also stars in director James Gray's upcoming adaptation of THE LOST CITY OF Z, which is expected to hit theaters sometime later this year.

Source: Deadline

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8:13AM on 05/06/2016
I like Charlie. I think we should all wait to see how King Arthur turns out before we write him off so quickly. He hasn't had a whole lot of opportunity. He was good on Son's with Sutters crap writing. Pacific Rim had terrible dialogue despite one Idris speech... So let's wait and see.
I like Charlie. I think we should all wait to see how King Arthur turns out before we write him off so quickly. He hasn't had a whole lot of opportunity. He was good on Son's with Sutters crap writing. Pacific Rim had terrible dialogue despite one Idris speech... So let's wait and see.
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4:27AM on 05/06/2016

Leave it alone

Why go off about the actor, when this film shouldn't be getting made anyway. I really don't see how it could be improved upon.
Why go off about the actor, when this film shouldn't be getting made anyway. I really don't see how it could be improved upon.
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11:05PM on 05/05/2016
Stop trying to make this guy happen. He's not leading man material.
Stop trying to make this guy happen. He's not leading man material.
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1:40PM on 05/05/2016
Jesus fuck!
Jesus fuck!
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11:57AM on 05/05/2016
Nope. He's no Steve McQueen.
Nope. He's no Steve McQueen.
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10:18AM on 05/05/2016
This dude can't act, hopefully he doesn't use his terrible American accent in this flick.
This dude can't act, hopefully he doesn't use his terrible American accent in this flick.
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10:07AM on 05/05/2016
He would be a solid choice for the role.
He would be a solid choice for the role.
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1:21AM on 05/06/2016
With all due respect there are better actors out there who can play this role. Charlie is overrated.
With all due respect there are better actors out there who can play this role. Charlie is overrated.
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