THE FANTASTIC FOUR Found? Kate Mara Is Sue Storm And Jamie Bell Is In Talks For The Thing
It appears director Josh Trank and Fox have found The Fantastic Four leads, with reports that English actor Jamie Bell is poised for Ben Grimm, while three previously mentioned names are nearing deals
According to multiple sources of The Wrap, 20th Century Fox may have found all four lead actors to portray Marvel's First Family in The Fantastic Four reboot next year. Michael B. Jordan has pretty much signed on to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, while Shooter actress Kate Mara has entered final negotiations to play his sister, Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman. "It remains unclear how the film will explain their relationship as siblings," notes the source. Meanwhile, Whiplash actor Miles Teller is also said to be nearing a deal to play Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic, however, his commitment to the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, could cause scheduling issues and prevent him from joining the Josh Trank-directed film. Nevertheless, Billy Elliot and King Kong's Jamie Bell is said to be the latest name attached and the final piece to The Fantastic Four lineup. The English actor is reportedly in "heavy" talks to play none other than Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, but there is no deal yet in place. Anyhow, Hollywood's Variety chimes on the castings, suggesting that all of the aforementioned actors are on board to lead The Fantastic Four, and the studio now "hopes to test a handful of actors in the coming weeks" for Doctor Doom. What do you think?
Directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay polished recently by Simon Kinberg, The Fantastic Four is scheduled to commence principal photography this summer, and it'll hit theaters June 19, 2015!
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