From Vampire Killer to prostituted wife, it appears as if Kate Beckinsale has been offered the role of Douglas Quaids wife Lori in the remake of Total Recall.
Since her husband Len Weisman is directing Total Recall, my guess is that Beckinsale is a sure bet for the role.
If you Recall (sorry, couldn’t resist) casting for Lori had already begun and among some of the female leads vying for the role were Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and Eva Mendes.
Personally, I love Kate Beckinsale and really have no issue with her but I do think that she’s a bit too, how should I say, “demure” for the role. The original Lori played by Sharon Stone was a bit of a badass. Even when she was playing the role of devoted wife, you still got the sense she was up to no good.
Even though Beckinsale did an alright job in Underworld, her guns pretty much did the talking. I really can’t see Beckinsale jobbing Quaid in the nuts seconds after a high kick to the head.
…but then maybe that’s just me.