MUMBAI: According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), 20th Century Fox is close to signing off deals with four actors’ viz., Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell for its new film based on Marvel’s Fantastic Four (FF) comics created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
Playing the roles will be Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm, also known as the Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) will take on the role of Ben Grimm, also known The Thing; while Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) will be Reid Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic and finally rounding out the fourth member is Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch making him the first African-American to take on that role.
The contemporary update is based on the comic book “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” and will completely focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank (Chronicle) will helm the pic with Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes), Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and Gregory Goodman (X-Men: First Class) serving as producers.
Now that the Fantastic Four have been shortlisted, you can expect to hear more about who they will be battling against over the next few months. More information on the film will be released as the project moves further along into production. The film is scheduled to premiere in US theatres on 19 June, 2015.