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Miles Teller is still testing for the leading role of Reed Richards in the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four franchise from Chronicle‘s director Josh Trank

teller-rossum-mara-fantastic-four As we reported back in early August of 2013, Miles Teller is one of the actors in-contention for the leading role of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four from Chronicle‘s director Josh Trank. A new report says, Teller, one of the town’s hottest young actors coming off of the Sundance smash Whiplash is still testing for the same role, along with a new name Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) who are screen testing this week for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. Kit Harington who was also mentioned as a possibility for Mister Fantastic role will instead star in Testament to Youth. Earlier candidates for the Invisible Woman role, Saoirse Ronan and Elizabeth Olsen are both reportedly out of contention due to scheduling conflicts. THR’s article doesn’t mention the team’s big orange rock monster (we also reported that Josh Gad was rumored for the role), but British actor Christian Cook (Cemetery Junction) has tested for Ben Grimm. If cast, the actors would join Michael B. Jordan, who is reportedly already cast as Johnny Storm/Human Torch. Finally, THR says Dr. Doom will be the villain, despite being the villain in both of the prior Fantastic Four films, but Fox is “open to” gender-bender should the right actress emerge for the role. The Fantastic Four reboot of the franchise is currently set for release on June 19th, 2015. fantastic-4

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