Jeremy Renner Will Not Star in ‘Escape from New York’

Last week’s rumor about ‘The Hurt Locker’ actor playing Snake Plissken has been shot down.

Jeremy Renner will not play Snake Plissken in Escape From New York
Jeremy Renner will not play Snake Plissken in Escape From New York
The Wrap reports that Jeremy Renner hasn't been offered the role of Snake Plissken in the Escape from New York remake.

We first reported this news last Friday, where it was listed in the latest issue of Production Weekly. It seems that no offer has been made to the actor, and the movie is still a long way from casting at this point. Renner may be approached for the role when it comes time for casting, but it seems they aren't quite there yet.

Jeremy Renner is currently shooting Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol in Dubai, where he plays a member of the IMF squad led by Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. Renner also has The Avengers coming up in February, where he will play Hawkeye.

Escape from New York is in development .

Sources: The Wrap

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  1. CelluloidDreams

    Good boy Jeremy Renner !!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. bud2fresh

    I agree totally with you Remy72883... but Mortal Kombat 1 wasn't that bad and thats the only one lol

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  3. Remy72883

    @bud2fresh i agree but a Tom Welling fan too so, here comes the hate mail lol, Ive been waiting for that series to start but i would prefer them to wait and get it done right rather than mess it up like every other game turned movie, you cant name one good game that was made into a movie,

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  4. Emmytt


    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  5. bud2fresh

    I would like to see Timothy Olyphant play Snake from Metal Gear !!! lol but thats just me

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  6. Cyn

    I would like to second what PJ hmm..clears throat...


    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  7. Rob Torossian

    This remake looks promising and can go on just fine without him.

    4 years agoby @rob-torossianFlag

  8. MrP

    Olyphant, Snake has to be a sarcastic prick and Olyphant does that well.

    4 years agoby @mrpFlag

  9. Remy72883

    thank god im still hoping Timothy Olyphant gets the role im a hardcore fan of Kurt Russel's take on it instant classic as far as im concerned but if it has to be redone and you know we dont have a choice in it i say give it to Timothy Olyphant he has the look and the attitude and his show justified is bad ass missed alot of episode though change providers got to catch up online, even in The Crazies i thought he was brilliant here's hoping they offer it to him

    4 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  10. Pjwolsker


    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  11. Jimthar

    yeah i dont think he's right for this part. a good actor, no doubt, but not for this. not crazy about them remaking this movie though. another classic thats going to get ruined. watch, i'll bet you anything it will be in 3D too.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  12. Cyn

    @Rojo - agreed, but if they're going to remake it (and we know they will lol) I'm going to Olyphant. I love Renner - but I've always taken a shine to Snake's smarmy, c*ckier-than-thou ne'er-d-well and I think Olyphant's got that in spades lol...

    4 years agoby @cyn-de-harvenFlag

  13. nerblesmcgee

    jeremy renner is an owner. he's pretty much sick in anything. i really didn't think hurt locker was that good of a movie but he made pretty much it interesting. reminded me too much of jarhead. probably cuz that same actor was in it and played the same f*ckin role. actually, other than that hurt locker wa sick. tim olyphant would be sick too. he's a gangster. did anyone see his show justified on FX. pretty rad. new season in february. f*ck ya'll

    4 years agoby @nerblesmcgeeFlag

  14. RojoDiablo

    Not sure we need to remake this film, even with Renner or Olyphant, and I'm a fan of both guys!

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  15. ChuChi

    lol @babyH TRUE RIGHT

    4 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  16. ChuChi

    thank god

    4 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  17. Pjwolsker

    There's still hope for Timothy Olyphant to star in it after all

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  18. Diaigma

    ::looks at @babyh's comment:: - ::shivers::

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  19. thedude-abides

    Well, look on the bright side. There's always Nic Cage. Lol.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  20. The Soylent Green Monkey


    Say, anyone heard the amazing Red State teaser? If not,

    4 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag

  21. Dan

    Good. In fact, they should just leave this one alone, too.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. PulpFictionMan

    Damn. That would have been awesome if he did it

    4 years agoby @pulpfictionmanFlag

  23. Diaigma

    Good man. Actors are making some good choices lately :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

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