Kate Beckinsale offered a role in Total Recall with Colin Farrell

Kate Beckinsale at YVR

Kate Beckinsale could be set to star in ‘Total Recall’ after she was offered a role.

The ‘Van Helsing’ actress reportedly beat competition from Eva Mendes, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Paula Patton to be given the chance to play Lori in the movie, which will be directed by Kate’s husband Len Wiseman and is set to feature Colin Farrell as lead character Douglas Quaid.

Jessica Biel is also reported to have won the part of Melina in the movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas in the 1990 original.

Looking at the cast, it promises to be every bit as good as the original version of the sci-fi thriller, which saw Sharon Stone star as Lori, with Rachel Ticotin as Melina.

Fans of the first ‘Total Recall’ – which featured Douglas as a construction worker who thought he was a secret agent – should prepare for the latest instalment to be based more on the book ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale’ by Philip K. Dick than the previous film.

Shooting for the movie begins on May 15, so watch this space.