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Based on the Marvel 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 Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.
“The Fantastic Four” is slated to bow June 19, 2015. A second installment is due in summer 2017.
- Justin Kroll
After a final rewrite to the script and a long casting process, Fox looks to have assembled the team for its “Fantastic Four” reboot.
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. »
- Justin Kroll
Fox is in the final stages of finding its actors for Fantastic Four. Sources tell THR that the studio is making deals with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell to star in the project that reboots the Marvel superheroes. Josh Trank is directing. Fantastic Four was the very first comic produced by the Marvel Comics’ 1960s golden age and featured a brilliant scientist, his pilot best friend, his girlfriend and her brother who are turned into heroes Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, Invisible Girl and the Human Torch. They fought aliens and monsters but their arch-foe
- Borys Kit, Pamela McClintock
Michael B. Jordan had a breakthrough 2013, thanks to his starring role as Oscar Grant III in Fruitvale Station. Prior to his acclaimed performance, he endeared himself to television audiences with arcs on The Wire, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. He’s rumored to be in talks for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot as well as Lee Daniels‘ Richard Pryor biopic. But first, he’s making his comedic debut in That Awkward Moment, alongside pals Miles Teller and Zac Efron. Tearjerkers, superheroes, comedic legends–is there anything Mbj can’t do?
We’ve been fans of the 26-year-old Newark, New Jersey native since he had braids and was afraid of crickets as West Baltimore resident Wallace on The Wire. For those of you who are still unfamiliar (and in about 12 hours you’ll have no excuse to continue to be so) with the talented actor, use this guide to get yourselves better acquainted. »
- Emily Exton
Michael B. Jordan and Kristen Bell have been tapped to emcee the Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards, which will be held at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 15. "We are thrilled to have Kristen and Michael join us as hosts for this year’s Sci-Tech Awards," said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. "They are bright, young talents in the film community and will be a great addition to a night that honors the industry’s technical achievements." Story: Academy Announces 19 Scientific and Technical Achievements Jordan earned praise for his role in The Weinstein
- THR Staff
5 items from 2014
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