Elektra:According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goran Visnjic, who starred as the title character in last week's USA Network movie special Spartacus, is in negotiations to star as the male lead opposite Jennifer Garner in Elektra for helmer Rob Bowman.

The Regency Enterprises/20th Century Fox film is due to start lensing in early May in Vancouver. The Daredevil spinoff finds Garner reprising her role as Elektra Natchios.

In this film, she plays a beautiful and deadly assassin who was trained by the Hand, a clan of mystical ninjas. When she turns her back on them, they want her dead. Elektra is assigned to kill Visnjic's character by the Hand over something his grandfather did; however, she ends up falling for him.

Terence Stamp rounds out the cast.

Visnjic heads to Vancouver after wrapping up duties on "ER." After the film is finished, he will return to Los Angeles to tape his final season on the NBC medical drama.

Brian B.