Castleknock native Colin Farrell is in talks for the male lead in the upcoming remake of the classic Clint Eastwood ‘The Beguiled,’ Variety has learned.

Based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel, the Don Siegel-directed original starred Eastwood as a wounded Confederate soldier who, after finding refuge in an all-girls boarding school during the Civil War cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.

Should Farrell put pen to paper and board the remake, he will take over the role played by Eastwood in the original.

The remake has Sofia Coppola writing and directing, with Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning co-starring. Coppola’s frequent collaborator Youree Henley (‘The Bling Ring,’ ‘Somewhere’) is producing.