Ryan Reynolds in talks for Helen Mirren's "Woman In Gold"

April 4th, 2014

Ryan Reynolds is in talks to join the 'Woman In Gold'.

The 37-year-old actor and Daniel Bruhl are negotiating roles to star opposite Helen Mirren in the Simon Curtis-directed film, according to deadline.com.

The 'RED 2' actress will play a Jewish World War II survivor, Maria Altmann, who fought the Austrian government to regain possession of five paintings by Gustav Klimt - known as a symbolist painter - that were stolen by the Nazis during wartime.

Reynolds has been cast as the attorney who takes on the case, while Bruhl will play his adversary, in the forthcoming film scripted by Alexi Kay Campbell.

David Thompson and Kris Thykier are producing and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Christine Langan and Ed Rubin are acting as executive producers.

Altmann's story has previously been recounted in documentary films including 2007's 'Stealing Klimt', 2008's 'Adele's Wish', and 'The Rape of Europa' which was a documentary about the Nazi plunder.

Reynolds - who is married to Blake Lively - last hit the big screen in supernatural comedy 'R.I.P.D.', where he played Boston Police detective sergeant Nick Walker.

While Bruhl was in last year's 'Rush' which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting role, as well as starring in 'The Fifth Estate' and 'A Most Wanted Man'.