Here’s some awesome news for Brad Thor fans. The bestselling author went on Dave Ramsey’s popular segment Backseat Driver with Ken Coleman this week and, among other things, revealed which two actors are his top choices to play Scot Harvath in the upcoming Lions of Lucerne movie.
Side Note: The Lions of Lucerne movie still doesn’t have a release date, and details remain scarce. For those unaware, Lions of Lucerne was Thor’s debut novel that introduced readers to ex-Navy SEAL turned counterterrorist operative Scot Harvath.
First Mr. Thor stated that Warner Bros picked up the rights to his novel The Athena Project – which follows a team of female Delta Force operators – and that UFC star Ronda Rousey is attached to star in it.
As for a Harvath movie, Thor went on to explain that he spent a few years with a team doing private equity fundraising to they could start their own film company and retain the rights to the character – adding “if you want something done right, do it yourself.”
As a follow-up question, Ken Coleman asked the author who he saw playing Harvath. Here’s Thor’s answer:
“I always loved Chris Pine. He has done the Jack Ryan movie, which may disqualify him for ours (Lions of Lucerne).
He then added…
“But I’ll tell you my number one favorite guy… is Scotty Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son. He’s an upcoming guy and maybe it would be fun – instead of the star making the movie, the movie would make the star.
So there you have it, Brad Thor’s number one choice to play Harvath, the ex-Navy SEAL and Secret Service agent turned counterterrorist operative, is Scott Eastwood.
Watch the complete segment below.
Who is Scott Eastwood?
Scott Eastwood, 29, is the son of legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood. He’s an actor and model, and has appeared in several films, including: Flags of Our Fathers, Grand Torino, The Forger, Texas Chainsaw 3D, and Fury.
He will also appear in this years Suicide Squad, which stars Will Smith, Jared leto, Ben Affleck, Jai Courtney and Margot Robie as imprisoned supervillains who make a deal with the government to run black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
To see Eastwood’s other projects in development, check out his IMDB page by clicking here.
I love it
From the moment Thor mentioned his name, I’ve been in love with the idea of Scott Eastwood playing Harvath. He has the right look, is the right size, and could definitely pull off the role on the big screen. He’s also young, which would allow him to grow with the character and play Harvath for many years to come.
I give it two thumbs up, but what about you? Leave me a comment and let me know who you’d like to see play Scot Harvath on the big screen.