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Biel auditions for Total Recall?

Jessica Biel is apparently throwing herself into her work following her split from pop star Justin Timberlake.

The A-Team actress is reported to have auditioned for the Total Recall remake, which sees Colin Farrell stepping into the role of freedom fighter Doug Quaid originated by Arnold Schwarzenegger, said Deadline.com.

Eva Mendes, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and Paula Patton are also reading for the female parts of Lori, originally played by Sharon Stone, and Melina (Rachel Ticotin), the woman who helps Colin's character get to the bottom of the futuristic scandal on Mars.

The remake, directed by Underworld's Len Wiseman and penned by Kurt Wimmer, is due to start production in May.

Producer Neal Moritz has said this version of the film will be closer to Philip K Dick's original story, and that it would not be shot in 3D.

"We decided that it would be too much," he said.

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