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Hiddleston to take a Winter's Tale

Published 08/11/2011 | 12:46

Tom Hiddleston is in the running for a leading role in Winter's Tale
Tom Hiddleston is in the running for a leading role in Winter's Tale

Tom Hiddleston could be warming up for a lead role in Winter's Tale.

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The Thor star is said to be in the running to star in Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut, which is based on Mark Helprin's 1983 novel, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom - who played Loki in Kenneth Branagh's superhero caper and next stars opposite Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea - and Benjamin Hunter are fighting it out to play orphan Peter Lake, who changes the world by sacrificing his life for a child.

Elizabeth Olsen, Bella Heathcote, Gabriele Wilde and Sarah Gadon are rumoured to be auditioning for the part of Beverly Penn, a "visionary" who protects Peter.

Russell Crowe, who starred in A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man which Akiva wrote, could be circling the villainous role of Pearly Soames, a leader of a criminal gang called The Short Tails.

Winter's Tale is a passion project for screenwriter-turned-director Akiva, who has been trying to develop the film since 2009.

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