Taylor Kitsch has reportedly been offered the lead role in Need for Speed.
DreamWorks is currently adapting the series of racing video games into a film and has named the John Carter star as their top choice to headline the potential franchise.
"I'm excited about getting back into the creative trenches with John and George Gatins and my partners at EA to bring to life an exhilarating script based on an epic video game that seems to have been made for the movies," Steven Spielberg said in a statement regarding the film.
"This is a big piece of business for DreamWorks and we are grateful to Frank Gibeau, Pat O'Brien, Kevin Maher and John and George for choosing us to deliver their goods."
Kitsch's team have said that the actor is considering the offer.
Need for Speed is scheduled for a February 7, 2014 release.