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Elgort 'in frame for WarGames role'

Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan are rumoured to be vying for the lead role in a remake of WarGames.

Matthew Broderick starred in the original 1983 movie about a young man who finds a back door into a military central computer, confusing reality with gaming, and risks sparking World War III.

Project Almanac's Dean Israelite is in final negotiations to direct the remake for MGM, according to The Wrap.

And insiders have said The Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort and Mud's Tye Sheridan are on the shortlist to play the lead.

Grace Of Monaco's Arash Amel is set to write the screenplay, which is expected to follow a teenage hacker who unwittingly sets off a virus bent on destroying the world's computer systems.

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