Josh Rottenberg
September 09, 2010 AT 11:00 PM EDT

Image Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.comMovie blogs have been buzzing today with speculation that Jeremy Renner and Noomi Rapace might star in a gothic horror comedy called Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The reports stemmed from an interview Renner gave to a Norwegian website in which he hinted that the movie was in the works. It’s certainly an interesting idea: Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker, and Rapace, who starred as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, playing a pair of ass-kicking witch hunters — if handled right, it could be pretty cool.

But not so fast, everyone. Renner’s rep tells that while there have been discussions about the project, there have been no negotiations as yet and there are certainly no deals in place. In any event, Renner has two big projects coming up: Mission Impossible IV (in which he’ll star opposite Tom Cruise) and The Avengers (in which he’ll play Hawkeye). Those will keep him busy for quite a while, so, as intriguing as Hansel and Gretel sounds, for now we’ll have to just nibble on some gingerbread and wait.

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