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Who will have Consent to Kill: Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell or Matthew Fox?

03.20.2010

With the BOURNE series slumbering, all the studios are looking for their own commercially palatable espionage-loaded action-guy franchise.

CBS Films is trying to find the best candidate to exercise his trigger finger as CIA gunman Mitch Rapp, from Vince Flynn's bestselling series of Ludlum-like mainstream thriller books. According to Deadline, the studio has Gerard Butler in their sights, with Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox (whose schedule is about to become free of "Lost") also on their shortlist.

In CONSENT TO KILL, CIA assassin Mitch Rapp battles a Saudi billionaire bent on revenge, an ex–East German Stasi spy and a deadly husband-and-wife team of assassins. There's a $20-million contract out on Mitch's head, and to add injury to insult, he hurts his leg during a morning run. After a knee operation and an even more serious mishap, Mitch is out of the hospital and hot on the trail of the evildoers. Besides terrorists and assassins, Mitch has to deal with a difficult new director of intelligence, and a pregnant wife.

Antoine Fuqua, somehow still cruising on his TRAINING DAY success, is directing (I'm sure Paramount thought his SHOOTER was going to launch a franchise). Keanu Reeves and "Mad Men" star John Hamm were also previously in the Rapp mix.

Extra Tidbit: Will any of the "Lost" principals find a top-notch movie career after the show ends?

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5:46PM on 03/21/2010

Just my opinion...but it's a strong one...

Matthew Fox for Mass Effect, total agreement....now that's outta the way.

I'm all for Colin Farrell. The dude's an incredible actor and I dig his versatile choices, but he could handle a franchise as well. That being said I'm all for Colin in Consent because in comparision to the others mentioned he's the best and more importantly the youngest of the three. If you're gonna have a franchise start them younger like Damon did with the Bourne series it let's them grow into their role more I
Matthew Fox for Mass Effect, total agreement....now that's outta the way.

I'm all for Colin Farrell. The dude's an incredible actor and I dig his versatile choices, but he could handle a franchise as well. That being said I'm all for Colin in Consent because in comparision to the others mentioned he's the best and more importantly the youngest of the three. If you're gonna have a franchise start them younger like Damon did with the Bourne series it let's them grow into their role more I think. Believe it or not I actually envision Farrell as the heir apparent to Daniel Craig's Bond....
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10:02PM on 03/20/2010

Fox has already said...

(several times) after LOST wraps he's moving the family to Oregon and going to disappear for a while. No show he's going here.
(several times) after LOST wraps he's moving the family to Oregon and going to disappear for a while. No show he's going here.
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8:19PM on 03/20/2010
Matthew Fox or Colin Farrell would be awesome in the role. Butler wouldn't be good in this, Im sorry I just don't think he's that good of an actor. He's alright he's just nothing special.
Matthew Fox or Colin Farrell would be awesome in the role. Butler wouldn't be good in this, Im sorry I just don't think he's that good of an actor. He's alright he's just nothing special.
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6:29PM on 03/20/2010

Again

I'll say it again - I want to see Matthew Fox in a Mass Effect movie.
I'll say it again - I want to see Matthew Fox in a Mass Effect movie.
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2:58PM on 03/20/2010

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I'd be happy to see Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and Henry Ian Cusick in anything, and I think they have the chops for that too. Anyone else I can take or leave, tbh.
I'd be happy to see Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and Henry Ian Cusick in anything, and I think they have the chops for that too. Anyone else I can take or leave, tbh.
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11:58AM on 03/20/2010

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Matthew Fox probably has the most potential to make a "top notch" movie career for himself after the show ends, but I'd say - if he played his cards right - the same could be said for Josh Holloway.

Unfortunately, as great as they are in LOST, I think most of the cast are predominantly television actors and will remain so.

I'm happy to be proven wrong though.

Matthew Fox probably has the most potential to make a "top notch" movie career for himself after the show ends, but I'd say - if he played his cards right - the same could be said for Josh Holloway.

Unfortunately, as great as they are in LOST, I think most of the cast are predominantly television actors and will remain so.

I'm happy to be proven wrong though.
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11:46AM on 03/20/2010

please stay away, colin

being a fan of Colin Farrell for quite some time now, i would like to see him stay away from an action franchise being directed by Fuqua. even though it'll probably do well commercially, i don't want to see him locked up for a couple of films that might only be for the paycheck, especially what with all of the interesting movie roles he's been having recently. and the last thing Gerard Butler needs is another big action and/or rom-com. he needs to find himself a good drama to flex those acting
being a fan of Colin Farrell for quite some time now, i would like to see him stay away from an action franchise being directed by Fuqua. even though it'll probably do well commercially, i don't want to see him locked up for a couple of films that might only be for the paycheck, especially what with all of the interesting movie roles he's been having recently. and the last thing Gerard Butler needs is another big action and/or rom-com. he needs to find himself a good drama to flex those acting chops, if he really has any.
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11:38AM on 03/20/2010
The fantastic Mr.Fox! I want him as an action star.
The fantastic Mr.Fox! I want him as an action star.
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11:37AM on 03/20/2010

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As long as there are so many sweet explosions they can cast a butcher down the street from my council flat named Brahim who is a 50 years old fat Morrocan and this movie will be so sweet... http://j.mp/bUIzKk
As long as there are so many sweet explosions they can cast a butcher down the street from my council flat named Brahim who is a 50 years old fat Morrocan and this movie will be so sweet... http://j.mp/bUIzKk
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11:34AM on 03/20/2010

Mitch Rapp = Dane Cook of Action Heroes

Those Rapp novels SUCK. Implausible, childishly written, with hollow stereotyped characters, and a less than enlightened view of women (who typically only serve to cry, have babies and occasionally be raped by the bad guys.) Those expecting a new Bourne or Jack Ryan will be sorely disappointed. And if Fuqua is directing, he ain't gonna improve it much if 'Shooter' is any indication.
Those Rapp novels SUCK. Implausible, childishly written, with hollow stereotyped characters, and a less than enlightened view of women (who typically only serve to cry, have babies and occasionally be raped by the bad guys.) Those expecting a new Bourne or Jack Ryan will be sorely disappointed. And if Fuqua is directing, he ain't gonna improve it much if 'Shooter' is any indication.
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10:29AM on 03/20/2010
I agree with those who said Colin Farrell.
I agree with those who said Colin Farrell.
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9:19AM on 03/20/2010

Give it to Butler

He's in need of another action movie.
He's in need of another action movie.
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7:59AM on 03/20/2010
The premise can definitely work, will Hollywood fuck it up though? Only time will tell.
The premise can definitely work, will Hollywood fuck it up though? Only time will tell.
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7:39AM on 03/20/2010
They all have consent to have their way with me, yes please!
They all have consent to have their way with me, yes please!
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4:17AM on 03/20/2010

Farrel. no question.

I have to say, though i like his films, i'm very much over Gerard Butler. Colin Farrels got my vote, his project choices are more interesting.
I have to say, though i like his films, i'm very much over Gerard Butler. Colin Farrels got my vote, his project choices are more interesting.
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3:11AM on 03/20/2010
I've always thought Mathew Fox deserved to become a huge movie star and thought he was going to when Party of Five ended. But for some reason he didn't. Hopefully, he will now with Lost now coming to an end.
I've always thought Mathew Fox deserved to become a huge movie star and thought he was going to when Party of Five ended. But for some reason he didn't. Hopefully, he will now with Lost now coming to an end.
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3:01AM on 03/20/2010

Farell all the way!

Nuf said.
Nuf said.
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1:51AM on 03/20/2010
Farell was never convincing as the young hot shot action star. I'll see Fox or Butler before Farell. And no I doubt any of the stars from Lost will have humongous careers after the show has finished.
Farell was never convincing as the young hot shot action star. I'll see Fox or Butler before Farell. And no I doubt any of the stars from Lost will have humongous careers after the show has finished.
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1:11AM on 03/20/2010

hmm

I like Farrell and Butler but I think Farrell is a much better actor and I would love to see him in a big movie again
I like Farrell and Butler but I think Farrell is a much better actor and I would love to see him in a big movie again
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12:54AM on 03/20/2010
I really don't see Matthew Fox as a film star,hes good in lost but i can't really see him putting bums on seats.I wouldn't mind either of the other two get the role tho if you twisted my arm,i would go with farrell
I really don't see Matthew Fox as a film star,hes good in lost but i can't really see him putting bums on seats.I wouldn't mind either of the other two get the role tho if you twisted my arm,i would go with farrell
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