Greg Kinnear up for ‘War of the Worlds’ Remake Role
Greg Kinnear is reportedly circling the lead role in the upcoming European remake of War of the Worlds.
The remake hails from Fox Networks Group of Europe and Africa. The report comes from Deadline, which says Kinnear has been considering the script. The series is written by Misfits creator Howard Overman. So far, no deal in place.
Kinnear is coming off of a role in the sixth and final season of Netflix’s House of Cards. Signing an actor as recognizable as Kinnear would be a big get for the project, which is only Fox Networks Group’s second original commission. Its first was Deep State, a British espionage thriller that aired earlier this year.
The War of the Worlds remake is co-produced by France’s Canal+ and produced Overman’s Urban Myth Films.
The project is currently in pre-production. Deadline’s sources say the project will be in full swing next year.
The remake will be a modern-day retelling of HG Well’s science fiction classic about a Martian invasion of Earth.
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