Deadline got the scoop yesterday on the gents up the lead role in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
Here are the candidates:
Billy Howle (the British series Glue)
Taron Egerton (the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders)
Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age Of Extinction)
And here’s how we would handicap the competitors:
Egerton: 50:1 odds
Cole: 2,256:3 odds
Reynor: 1,000,000:1 odds
Howle: 1:4 odds
Call it a hunch.