The iconic director is looking to secure some A-list talent for his upcoming title that will, for the first time in his career, be based on real life events.
The new film from David Michôd has enough ingredients to be entertaining, but does not quite fulfil its obvious potential for the reviewers.
Giving a long form interview with GQ Magazine, the 53-year old gives an honest account of his breakup from Angelina Jolie and what he remembers most fondly in a glittered career to date.
As filmmaker David Leitch hit the red carpet during CinemaCon this week, the man was quizzed about the Wade Wilson sidekick casting speculation and he spoke in glowing terms about Shannon's credentials.
With interest sourced for both parties, the action star thought long and hard about his participation next to Ryan Reynolds as Michael Shannon firms to favoritism.
Despite having a major role in DC's Man of Steel in 2013, the Nocturnal Animals star has been linked with the part alongside the iconic Brad Pitt.
As the actor deals with the disappointment of the dropping of a World War Z sequel, the 53-year old is looking at a more ambitious project on the horizon.
The acclaimed director has not allowed the setback to deter him from taking the reigns of the sequel, should the studio relent and give the green light.
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The 52-year old recent divorcee is off the hook with the Bureau after they looked into an incident involving his son Maddox on way to a flight to Los Angeles earlier this year
The 40-year old French actress has attempted to silence the tabloid press by explaining that the Pitt-Jolie break up is "spiraling" out of control by bringing her in the middle of it
An extended TV spot for the film has arrived just in time for the big news of the popular couple's split.