It appears that Fox may have finally found their cast for the Fantastic Four reboot.
According to reports Michael B. Jordan is set to play the Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell is in negotiations to play Ben Grimm/The Thing, Kate Mara has closed a deal to play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Miles Teller has an offer to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic.
Jordan has been rumored to be up for the role for some time now, while both Mara and Teller have been among the names said to be testing for roles. Bell has not been mentioned before, but came into play later when Fox resumed screen testing.
The Wrap first reported the foursome, with Variety updating Mara from in talks to locked in.
The one big question mark appears to be Teller, who wants the gig and is the top choice to play Mr. Fantastic but is also locked into Divergent and its sequel Insurgent, which will be filming around the same time as Fantastic Four is set to begin production.
Bell is known from movies like Billy Elliot and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, as well as The Adventures of Tintin, where he acquired useful performance capture experience that could have played into his being chosen to play The Thing.
Mara is known from shows like American Horror Story and House of Cards, and movies like Shooter and the upcoming Johnny Depp thriller Transcendence.
Jordan starred in the microbudgeted found footage hit Chronicle and the drama Fruitvale Station, while Tellar starred in Project X and 21 & Over before recently breaking out in The Spectacular Now. The pair also recently appeared together alongside Zac Efron in That Awkward Moment.
Josh Trank (Chronicle) will direct the Fantastic Four reboot.
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[Sources: The Wrap, Variety]