If a deal can be hammered out, the Hulk may soon share the big screen with Sonny Crockett, in a film that's title was inspired by Shakespeare.

According to Deadline, Colin Farrell and Eric Bana are in talks to star in the new indie drama 'By Virtue Fall.'

But while both stars appear to be smitten with Sheldon Turner's ('Up in the Air') story, about a man who is set up by his best friend and then plans his revenge while in prison, tight purse strings on the film's budget are making it hard to close the deals. If a deal can be hammered out, the Hulk may soon share the big screen with Sonny Crockett, in a film that's title was inspired by Shakespeare.

According to Deadline, Colin Farrell and Eric Bana are in talks to star in the new indie drama 'By Virtue Fall.'

But while both stars appear to be smitten with Sheldon Turner's ('Up in the Air') story, about a man who is set up by his best friend and then plans his revenge while in prison, tight purse strings on the film's budget are making it hard to close the deals.

Financed by Oscar winner Nicolas Chartier's Voltage Pictures for an estimated $20 million, the movie, which will mark Turner's directorial debut, is slated to begin production in September, and sources close to the situation think that the Frenchman, who was banned from this year's Academy Awards ceremony for having solicited votes for 'The Hurt Locker' via e-mail, will have to throw more money into the pot to secure Farrell and Bana.

In the meantime, Farrell will next be seen on the big screen opposite Keira Knightley in 'London Boulevard,' a romance/crime story about an ex-con who falls for a reclusive actress (October). And, Bana fans will have to wait till April 2011 to see him in the thriller 'Hanna' with Cate Blanchett.

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