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Colin Farrell May Lead Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 19:  Actor Colin Farrell during a portrait session at the 7th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 19, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images For Dubai International Film Festival) *** Local Caption *** Colin Farrell

Winter's Tale, the flying-horse-featuring directorial debut from writer Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Cinderella Man, er, Batman & Robin), that was recently saved from development hell when Will Smith and Russell Crowe took supporting roles, may cast Colin Farrell as its star. Warner Bros. tried unsuccessfully to court Farrell for a lead in Arthur & Lancelot; if Farrell turns down the studio again, Goldsman is still eyeing a batch of chaps including Garrett Hedlund, Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Johnson, and Luke Evans.

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/2010 Getty Images