Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is in talks for two high profile roles: to play a male lead in Savages, the Oliver Stone-directed drama, and the romantic lead role alongside Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina.
Savages centers on two best friend pot growers who share a gorgeous lady and a huge problem: their pot is so good that a Mexican drug cartel has kidnapped their gal and will kill her if the growers don't go to work for the cartel.
Scripted by Shane Salerno and Don Winslow (who wrote the novel on which the movie is based) will shoot in June. Jennifer Lawrence is Oliver Stone's first choice to play O, the kidnapped free spirited sexpot, but her participation is uncertain at the moment.
Anna Karenina is an adaptation of the Tolstoy classic tragic love story that has a script by Tom Stoppard and will be directed by Atonement director Joe Wright for Working Title. Production will most likely start in the fall.