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.
BYBrian Gallagher | May 25th, 2011

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.

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