Reporting on movie news isn't always straightforward. Oh sure, it usually is: So-and-So is in So-and-So, add observation, insert bad pun, collect paycheck. But sometimes you have to genuinely ask yourself if the news story needs to be told. This isn't like reporting on corruption in The White House, where the information would never come out otherwise. Sometimes you're revealing surprises that are intended for a later date, to thrill and entertain. So sometimes you don't report them, so as not to ruin the fun. And then sometimes the internet just goes for it and tells everybody that Ethan Hawke has a surprise cameo in the new remake of Total Recall.
So yeah. That would have been fun for you to discover on your own. Sorry about that. It was all over Hollywood Reporter and the rest of the damned internet anyway.
Details of Hawke's role have been kept secret (at least something is), and we'd speculate – maybe the Recall representative? – but it sounds like the story's been changed so much that it could be anybody. For example, the new Total Recall doesn't even take place on Mars. Somehow, "Get your ass to Dubuque" doesn't have the same ring to it.
In other news, apparently Jessica Biel is up for a lead role now too, so yeah… Total Recall's got that going for it too.
Crave Online will be back with more Total Recall news if someone would just wipe our memories of this incident…