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OTRC: Ethan Hawke cast in 'Total Recall' reboot

Ethan Hawke appears in a scene from the 2009 movie 'Daybreakers.' (Lionsgate)

Ethan Hawke is set to star in the "Total Recall" film reboot that sees Colin Farrell taking on Arnold Schwarzenegger's old role, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed.

Hawke, 40, is known for films such as "Reality Bites" and "Training Day." His spokesperson confirmed his participation in the new "Total Recall" movie, which is set for release on Aug. 3, 2012. Details about his role have not been released officially. The Hollywood Reporter said Hawke's part is a cameo.

The original science fiction movie was released in 1990 and starred Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid, a man who is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars and recalls being a secret agent fighting against the evil ruler of the Red Planet following a memory implantation.

Sharon Stone played Lori, Quaid's wife, in the original film. It was reported in April that "Underworld" actress Kate Beckinsale has been offered the role in the new movie. She has not commented.

Bryan Cranston is set to play the villain in the film, which "ditches the Martian storyline and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn't know for which side," the Hollywood Reporter said.

Ethan Hawke played sardonic musician Troy in the 1994 Generation X film "Reality Bites," which also starred Winona Ryder and Ben Stiller, the film's director.

Ethan Hawke also portrayed shy student Todd in the 1989 movie "Dead Poets Society," which starred Robin Williams and "House M.D." actor Robert Sean Leonard, romanced Julie Delpy in the romantic drama "Before Sunrise" in 1995 as well as in its 2004 sequel and appeared in the 2001 movie "Training Day."

In recent years, he guest-starred on shows such as "Alias" and starred in the 2009 vampire film "Daybreakers." Hawke is also set to appear in the 2012 movie "Playing The Field" with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gerard Butler.

Hawke recently shot a FOX TV pilot called "Exit Strategy." The network is set to reveal next week which shows it plans to air during its upcoming seasons.

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