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Dwayne Johnson In Talks To Play Goliath; Taylor Lautner Offered The Role Of David

The Rock is reportedly in talks to play the Giant in an upcoming adaptation of the classic David & Goliath tale, while Twilight star Taylor Lautner has been offered the role of David...
Last we've heard of the Goliath film over at Relativity Media, The Day The Earth Stood Still director Scott Derrickson was hired to helm the project. Twitch Film is reporting that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson - wrestler-turned-actor who's starred in films such as Fast Five, The Game Plan and next year's G.I. Joe: Retaliation - is in talks to play the giant Goliath in the upcoming film, based on the classic Bible story of David & Goliath. Meanwhile, Twilight and Abduction actor Taylor Lautner has been offered the role of David the shepard boy.

If you're going to tell the story of the giant versus the shepherd boy you'd best find yourself an impressive giant and it would appear that Relativity have done just that with sources telling Twitch that they are now in talks with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to fill the role. As for the other side of the standoff things are not as advanced but word is that an offer has been made to Taylor Lautner to fill the part of David, which comes as no surprise given that Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are also involved in this project.

What do you think of the casting decisions? Do you think Lautner and/or Johnson are right for their respective roles? Be sure to sound off your thoughts below in the usual place.

Goliath is reportedly set to be released in 2012.
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