Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, who played Gambit and Kayla Silverfox in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, have been cast in the leads in John Carter of Mars, according to the Hollywood trades.  Kitsch will play the title character and Collins will play Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars. 

Michael Chabon contributed a polish to the script by Mark Andrews and director Andrew Stanton (see “Michael Chabon Polishing John Carter Script”). 

Shooting is scheduled to begin in November.