is leading the race to replace Kevin Costner
in the sequel to Dances With Wolves
. "The Holy Road" is the follow-up to the hit 1990 western, which Costner directed and starred in, but Costner doesn't want to reprise his John Dunbar character.
Director Simon Wincer will take over the film, and insiders suggest producers want Mortensen to play Dunbar.
, Mary McDonnell
and Wes Studi are expected to reprise their roles from the original film, according to movie news website MovieHole.net.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)