February 20th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
We totally called it: Miles Teller is about to have a very, very good year.
The "Divergent" actor is just one of the four stars Fox has picked to lead its "The Fantastic Four" reboot, which will be directed by "Chronicle's" Josh Trank.
According to multiple reports, Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell are all hammering out negotiations to lead the film.
While these actors aren't set in stone, Jordan is thought to be a sure thing since he's the one who's been attached to the project the longest. The lauded "Fruitvale Station" star previously worked with Trank on 2012's "Chronicle," and reports have suggested for months that he'd play Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch.
Mara, currently starring in Netflix's "House of Cards," is expected to play Sue Storm, or The Invisible Woman, with Teller playing Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic.
That leaves "The Adventures of Tintin's" Jamie Bell, who's expected to seal the deal to play Ben Grimm, or The Thing.
Fox has been plotting this reboot for a while, and has already scheduled it for a June 19, 2015 release. After running into script snafus, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" writer/producer Simon Kinberg has turned in a revision that works.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s, the "Fantastic" story centers on a whipsmart scientist named Reed, his girlfriend Sue, Sue's brother Johnny, and Reed's pilot pal Ben. The four come into their powers after a spaceflight gone wrong, and then pledge to use them for good.
The 2015 "Fantastic Four" film won't be the first time Fox has tried to take this Marvel Comics story and bring it to the big screen. It previously released two "Fantastic Four" films in 2005 and 2007 that starred Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis.
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