Given his drop dead gorgeous looks and sexy body, it’s no surprise that Taylor Kitsch has been heralded as the next big movie star. Sometimes though, even if you have all the right ingredients, things never come to fruition. Despite having a solid career on television with “Friday Night Lights“, Kitsch has failed to parlay that success to the big screen.
He had a solid turn as Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine“, but hasn’t yielded the same results when fronting a film. In 2012 alone, the Canadian actor has already starred in three box office bombs. First came Disney’s “John Carter” which resulted in a huge loss for the studio. Then came the much-maligned “Battleship“. Most recently, he appeared in “Savages” which wasn’t a complete snore, but wasn’t a hit either.
Even with a less than spectacular track record, Taylor Kitsch is still a hot commodity in Hollywood. In fact, the 31-year-old actor has been approached and offered a lead role in a big budget project. Find out which one below.
Reports say Dreamworks is eying Kitsch to helm a “Need For Speed” film based on the popular EA car racing video game series. The project will be produced by EA and John and George Gatins. Dreamworks co-founder Steven Spielberg said the following about the film.
“I’m excited about getting back into the creative trenches with John and George Gatins and my partners at EA to bring to life an exhilarating script based on an epic video game that seems to have been made for the movies,” Steven Spielberg said in a statement. “This is a big piece of business for DreamWorks and we are grateful to Frank Gibeau, Pat O’Brien, Kevin Maher and John and George for choosing us to deliver their goods.”
While I enjoyed playing “Need for Speed” on my X-Box, watching a “Fast & Furious” rip off doesn’t seem very appealing. If Kitsch and his people are smart, they would stay away from this project. Last time they were involved in a game movie adaptation, it became one of the biggest jokes of this summer. “Battleship”, anyone? Do you think a “Need For Speed” film is necessary? Do you think Taylor will ever pick the right project and become a bonafide A-list movie star? Sound off below.