Taylor Kitsch is in contention to play one of the two leads in Oliver Stone's Savages. We reported yesterday that Aaron Johnson is also in talks for a lead role in Savages.

The story centers on two young pot growers who run their business out of their Laguna Beach home. The plot thickens when a Mexican drug cartel kidnaps their best friend O and forces the duo to work for the cartel. Salma Hayek is also in discussions to play the head of the cartel.

We reported in February that Jennifer Lawrence was set to play O, although she recently had to drop out of the project due to her commitment to The Hunger Games. Olivia Wilde is mentioned as a possible replacement for the O role.

Oliver Stone will direct from a script by Shane Salerno and Don Winslow, who wrote the novel this project is based on. No production schedule was revealed yet.