Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) “Avengers: Age of Ultron” actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in talks to star in Doug Liman’s “The Wall” for Amazon Pictures.
Sources say Taylor-Johnson won Liman over for the highly coveted role after several meetings, reports variety.com.
“The Wall” will be the first original film for Amazon with Liman directing from a script by Dwain Worrell.
Amazon and Taylor-Johnson’s representatives could not be reached for comment.
The film is described as a deadly cat-and-mouse thriller waged between an American sniper, played by Taylor-Johnson, and an Iraqi sharpshooter who has him pinned down behind a small chunk of concrete. FilmNation is handling international sales for the film at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which begins later this week.
Taylor-Johnson will next be seen onscreen in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams.