The Hurt Locker has given actor Jeremy Renner a Drake buzz on the entertainment front. The summer’s hottest actor has confirmed he’s fighting for the lead in the rebooting Mad Max franchise. Speaking with Modbee.com, Renner briefly chats about the competitive process:
Q: What is next for you?
A: I’m off to Boston on Aug. 19 for a film Ben Affleck is directing called “The Town.” It’s based on the novel “Prince of Thieves” about a group of career bank robbers. One of the robbers falls in love with a girl we rob. So it’s a great crime thriller and romance. It’s a lot of fun.
I’m a robber. Ben will direct and star. It also has Rebecca Hall (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), and Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) plays my sister.
I’m also fighting to do the new Mad Max film with George Miller. That might be next summer. I’m screen-testing and meeting George Miller.