Have the Human Torch and the Invisible Woman just been found? According to Deadline, Girls star Allison Williams is on the “short list” of actresses to play the super hero role in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, while Friday Night Lights‘ Michael B. Jordan is in talks to play the Human Torch.
The F4 reboot — titled The Fantastic Four — is expected to hit theaters some time in 2015, only 10 years after the original film was released, and eight years after its sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The original Fantastic Four starred Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Just in case you’re not familiar, the Fantastic Four centers on a group of astronauts who gain superpowers after their exposed to radiation.
So far, Allison and Michael are the only names thrown out there for the cast. This would be Michael’s latest foray onto the big screen, as he starred in the 2012 sleeper hit Chronicle, as well as the indie film Fruitvale Station which was a huge hit at Sundance and it getting lots of Oscar buzz. Allison broke onto the scene last year as a star of the Golden Globe winning HBO show Girls, and is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams.
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