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Jeremy Renner to seek out the Raven and captain Peter Berg’s Battleship

Posted by LiveFor on February 18, 2010

The NY Times has a chat with The Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner and he mentions that he is in talks to star in James McTeigue’s Edgar Allan Poe film, The Raven and he could be in Peter Berg’s Battleship fighting aliens.

McTeigue describes the Raven as “It’s like the poem, The Raven, itself, crossed with Se7en. It should be pretty cool. The script is really good and everyone responds to it really well.” More on that story here.

My previous post about the Battleship adaption has lots of info on the aliens and set up for the film. Below is what the NY Times had to say about Renner being involved in the two projects.

Renner is in talks with Universal and director Peter Berg about taking the lead role in “Battleship.” He’s also had no fewer than five meetings to star in another project, which he declines to reveal. Both films are expected to shoot in the summer, so Renner will be choosing between the two.

But first he’ll squeeze in indie “Raven,” a period thriller with Ewan McGregor in talks to co-star. “(‘Locker’ has) allowed me to exhale and go, ‘OK, now I can really start,'” Renner says. “Maybe it’s a form of arrival, maybe it’s a type of beginning.”

Do you think Renner is the right choice for either of those films?

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