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
‘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
) and Kate Mara
(House of Cards
) who are screen testing this week for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.
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
) 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.