‘Total Recall’ Gets Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel

Bill Nighy will play the revolutionary leader Quatto while Kate Beckinsale will play Quaid’s wife, Lori, and Jessica Biel is set to portray Melina.

Bill Nighy will star as Quatto in the Total Recall remake
Bill Nighy will star as Quatto in the Total Recall remake
Director Len Wiseman has added three new cast members to his Total Recall remake, with Bill Nighy in talks to star, while Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale have finalized their deals.

Bill Nighy will play Quatto, the leader of the resistance. In the original Total Recall, Kuato was a mutant living inside another man, played by Marshall Bell. It isn't known if this same device will be used in the remake.

Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale had been circling the two female leads since April. Jessica Biel will play Melina while Kate Beckinsale is portraying Lori, the wife of Quaid (Colin Farrell). Ethan Hawke has already joined the cast for a cameo performance.

Len Wiseman is directing Total Recall from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, and James Vanderbilt. The remake ditches the Mars storyline from the original and is set in the warring nation-states of Euromerica and New Shanghai. Colin Farrell's Quaid slowly realizes that he is actually a spy, although he isn't sure of what side he is on.

Total Recall was released August 3rd, 2012 and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by Len Wiseman.

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  1. K-Man

    Bill Nighy is awesome......every time I look at him I start laughing because I think of his character from Love Actually.

    Great choices on Biel and Beckinsale, too! I am actually looking forward to this. I'm excited to see what direction they take it and to see how different it is from Paul Verhoeven's early 90's version.

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  2. m2

    For a second I thought that was Gary Oldman in the picture.lol.

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  3. Nautical

    All star cast...but we really dont need another Total Recall.

    4 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  4. slysnide

    This whole remake is just a bad idea. And with Nighy no less. Jeez.

    4 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  5. Daveactor7

    uhhh no. lol

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  6. incmob

    @dan1 doesnt hurt that beckinsale is of course wisemans wife as well. not surprised she was cast, but so far the cast looks good, actually looking forward to this however the arnold film has grown on me over the years so it will be hard not to be somewhat judgmental.

    4 years agoby @incmobFlag

  7. SomethingMore

    Kate or Jesssica. Hmmmm Tough one. I guess Kate

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  8. hihodiddily

    This is coming along very nicely.

    4 years agoby @messiahbolicalFlag

  9. skywise

    That just sealed the deal for me. Bill Nighy is amazing. Sure he hammed it up in Pirates and it was unfortunate that you never got to see his "face" but for a few moments in the 3rd film but even through that CGI his expresions were undeniable. He is one of my fav English actors.

    Biel is gorgeous and a decent actor for sure but Its a done deal in my mind. I AM seeing this when it comes out.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. CUPID

    @cheetoboy Never!

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  11. aceinthehole12

    Lol of course the wife was gonna get a role. I'm Biel's in this though. I love her.

    4 years agoby @aceinthehole12Flag

  12. Cheetoboy

    Awesome, but can they top Arnold.

    4 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  13. CUPID

    I wanted Paula Patton to play Melina but i got nothing against Biel so thats cool.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  14. Dan

    Zero surprise at Bill Nighy/Kate Beckinsale being cast. Those 2 plus Wiseman are the trio. Still, sweet.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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