Colin Farrell is reportedly busy transforming his body in preparation for his role in the 'Total Recall' remake.

According to The Star, the actor has been lifting weights and training intensively for the remake of the 1990 hit which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role.

The 34-year-old has also bearded up and apparently given up cigarettes in addition to drink, to prepare for the €150million action film which is due to begin filming in May.

However it's not all work and no play for the father of two as he is reported to be dating R&B singer, Rihanna.

According to The Mirror, he has had a string of secret dates after meeting the singer last year on the 'Graham Norton Show' and has even invited the 23-year-old to meet his family in Castleknock.

A source said that: "Colin is bringing her to Ireland in the next couple of months to meet the family.

"Things are moving on pretty fast and Colin wants to show her a good night at home in Dublin. His parents can't wait to meet her."