Susan Sarandon and Chris Evans are in negations to join Charlize Theron in Battle In Seattle, according to Production Weekly.
The script was written by Theron's long term boyfriend Irish actor Stuart Townsend, who will also make his directorial debut on the project. Barry Ackroyd, the cinematographer on Paul Greengrass's United 93, will be behind the camera.
The documentary-style film will focus on a dozen characters swept up in the protests, which brought the World Trade Organisation's meeting to a halt. Between 40,000 and 60,000 people protested against the WTO's Third Ministerial on November 30, 1999. They converged on Seattle to express their concerns about the power of corporations, globalization, and the gap between fantasies of the good life and the real lives of working people everywhere. Theron is expected to play Lou, a pregnant bystander who loses her child in the melee of protests and regards events with some objectivity. Sarandon is set to play a newscaster who sympathizes with the demonstrators and turns on her editor after he over-sensationalizes what she reports.
Five weeks of principal photography begins October 23 taking in locations around Vancouver and Seattle.