Rewrites to the script and a long casting process for the Fantastic Four are finally over. 2oth Century Fox has it’s team picked for the Fantastic Four reboot!
Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (Invisible Girl) and Jamie Bell (The Thing) will join Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch) in the latest installment in the comicbook franchise.
Mara recently closed a deal to play play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. While no offer is out yet, Bell is expected to be tapped to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Teller has an offer to play Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, but deal points are a little further away from being completed.
Teller and Mara have been on Fox’s radar since they were expected to test in November — events that were pushed when Simon Kinberg came on for the last polish on the script.
Bell came into the mix after Fox resumed screen tests.
Jordan has been attached for some time to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
Based on the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.
With its four leads on board, Fox will now try to find its villain and hopes to test a handful of actors in the coming weeks.
“The Fantastic Four” is slated to bow June 19, 2015.
story by: Justin Kroll at Variety
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