Saturday 24 June 2017

Lively forced to pick between jobs?

Blake Lively
Blake Lively

Blake Lively may have to choose between starring roles in Disney's Oz film and Oliver Stone's new movie Savages.

The in-demand Gossip Girl actress is now the front runner for the female lead in Oliver's new project about two drug dealers forced to work for a Mexican drug cartel after the girlfriend they share is kidnapped, Variety reports.

British star Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch are said to be in talks to play the two male leads, with Oscar-winner Benicio del Toro also in discussions about taking on a role.

Blake - who is also tipped to play Glinda the Good Witch in Oz - has previously expressed keen interest in working with Natural Born Killers director Oliver.

"I'm a huge fan of Oliver Stone," she told Variety earlier this month.

"When you look at directors that you want to work with, he's always on the top of the list. It would be a dream to be able to work with him."

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