Colin Farrell has been offered the lead role in producer Akiva Goldsman's project Winter’s Tale.

Variety are reporting that if Farrell accepts the offer by Goldsman and Warner Brothers he will star opposite Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay in the supernatural drama.

Russell Crowe and Will Smith are also attached to play supporting roles in the movie which is based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel of the same name.

The book is set in early and late 20th century New York City and tells a tale of love, redemption and a struggle between supernatural forces.

If Farrell decides against doing the movie, Goldsman is also considering Luke Evans, Garrett Hedlund, Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Johnson and rising star Benjamin Walker to take the lead.