Karl Urban And Ben Barnes Attached, Emilia Clarke In Talks For Overdrive

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-10-25 16:59:31discussion comments
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It's still a bit of a mystery as to when the next Star Trek movie will get going, but Karl Urban seems to be doing just fine in the interim. In addition to landing the title role in the upcoming Judge Dredd remake, Dredd, he is also starring in Erik Van Looy's remake of Loft, is set to reprise his role as Lord Vaako in the untitled Chronicles of Riddick sequel and has now secured yet another new gig.

THR has learned that Urban and Chronicles of Narnia star Ben Barnes are attached to a new action film Overdrive. Directed by Antonio Negret and written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious) the movie is about two brothers who work stealing cars in the South of France. The project has been in development for a long time and has previously had names like Alex Pettyfer, Matthew Goode and Garrett Hedlund attached to star. What's more, Emilia Clarke, who broke out playing Daenerys Targaryen in the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones, is currently in talks for the female lead.

What I find kind of funny about this story is that all three actors have connections to major fantasy franchises, with Urban representing The Lord of the Rings, Barnes having The Chronicles of Narnia, and Clarke starring on Game of Thrones. Obviously it doesn't sound like this will be a movie filled with dragons and sorcerers, but it's still a nice bit of trivia just in case you ever end up playing the world's weirdest version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
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