Deadline is reporting that eight actors are up for the role of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord in Marvel’s forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.
According to the site, the current list of names auditioning for the part include Joel Edgerton, Garrett Hedlund, Jack Huston, James Marsden, Lee Pace, Eddie Redmayne, Jim Sturgess and Sullivan Stapleton.
Peter Quill, who is likely to be the central protagonist of the film, was raised on Earth and eventually learns that his father was from outer space. He is then drawn into an intergalactic conflict that eventually leads to him becoming the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy is set for release on August 1, 2014.