Not much information has been released about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy adaptation other than the announcement that James Gunn would be directing, but now Deadline is reporting that the studio has a short list of actors that it will be testing for the role of Star-Lord, the group’s leader. Among the actors being considered are Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Lincoln, The Hobbit), and Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables). 

The site is also reporting that there is some interest in Garrett Hedlund, James Marsden, and Sullivan Stapleton, but those actors don’t seem to be as seriously considered like the others. With an August 1, 2014 release date looming, expect this role to get filled in the coming weeks.

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[via Deadline]