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Garner nabs Elektra

01.15.2002

Last week it was first reported (by that scamp Harry Knowles at AICN) that Jennifer Garner of TV's "Alias" was the frontrunner to star as Elektra alongside Ben Affleck in DAREDEVIL.  After the Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Friday that Garner was indeed one of the candidates, Variety took the news one step further on Monday claiming the actress was in final negotiations and is expected to close a deal quickly.  Now with Elektra, Daredevil (Affleck) and Bullseye (Colin Farrell) cast, attention turns to The Kingpin, a role which, according to Fox, will be filled "imminently." Rumors previously held Michael Clarke Duncan and Robbie Coltraine as frontrunners for the part.

Now that the deal is done (for all intents and purposes) that will bring Jennifer Garner to DAREDEVIL, I'm starting to get a little queasy.  Just like the guy who thinks he can handle bungee-jumping until he gets to the edge of the bridge, I'm feeling like I want to back out.  Is there any way to stop the presses? Can't somebody scour Greece for the perfect unknown candidate? Elektra is such a tough, complex role and as I watch this "Alias" (which is a decent show, don't get me wrong), I just wonder if Garner has that certain "je ne sais quoi" to bring this role to life.  Oh, maannn....I'm getting antsy now.....

Source: Variety
Tags: Hollywood

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