11/10/2004 AT 8:00 AM ET
Colin Farrell, hot on the trail of promoting the upcoming Alexander, says that while he has no desire to be the next James Bond, he would like to star in the movie version of the 1984-89 TV series Miami Vice.
Farrell, 28, confirmed to the Associated Press that he’s considering stepping into the role of police Detective James “Sonny” Crockett – played on the small screen by Don Johnson – for the movie version currently being developed by Collateral director Michael Mann, who was also executive producer of the Vice TV series.
Jamie Foxx is negotiating to costar as Crockett’s partner, Ricardo Tubbs, played by Philip Michael Thomas on the tube.
“It’s not a comedy at all. It’s cool,” says Farrell. “Michael Mann wrote it and when he writes it’s good and it goes pretty deep.”
As for the ’80s style that the TV series so well embodied, Farrell adds: “I don’t think I’ll be wearing a silver shiny suit.”
Speaking of which, those who caught a Los Angeles preview of Alexander are saying that Farrell wears absolutely nothing in one full-frontal scene with costar Rosario Dawson, the New York Post reports. As Alexander the Great was known to be bisexual, the film also reportedly has the conqueror kissing a male servant on the lips while dancing before his troops.
Finally, in other TV-to-movie developments, DreamWorks is at working bringing Baywatch to the silver screen, reports Variety, which says it is unclear whether series regulars such as Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Yasmine Bleeth or David Hasselhoff will be involved.