Will Arnett joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2013
Will Arnett

Will Arnett

Will Arnett will star alongside Megan Fox and Alan Ritchson in Michael Bay's upcoming reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', but the comedian's role in the movie has been shrouded in secrecy

Will Arnett has joined the cast of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.

The comedian and 'Up All Night' star has landed a lead role in Paramount and Platinum Dunes' upcoming live action reboot of the classic comic book franchise, which is being produced by Michael Bay, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor's role is shrouded in secrecy, but there are several roles from the comic books and previous film incarnations that have yet to be cast in the new movie, including the role of the crime-fighting reptiles' karate expert mentor, Splinter, the villainous Shredder and the Ninja Turtles' human friend Casey. However, Arnett isn't expected to play the latter part.

Playing the titular characters are rising actors Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michaelangelo, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Jeremy Howard as Donatello.

'Transformers' beauty Megan Fox will also star in the lead female role, playing TV news reporter April O'Neil, who is friends with the sewer dwelling ninjas.

The new incarnation of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' - directed by Jonathan Liebesman - will utilise both CGI and live action, using performance capture to bring the crime-fighters to life, in a similar vein to James Cameron's 'Avatar'.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is tentatively set for release in June 2014.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steve Barron
  • Cast: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas

The four turtles mutated by radiation have become Ninja experts under the tutelage of sensei ratman Splinter. A crimewave is hitting New York under the guidance of Shredder's nefarious Foot Clan and the turtles are all that stand between the Big Apple and chaos. Re-released (with restored nunchaka action that was deemed…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Cast: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub
  • UK release: 17 October 2014

Visually distinctive reboot of the franchise chronicling the adventures of four late-adolescent, martial-arts-trained, pizza-addicted chelonians and their intrepid reporter pal (Fox). The CGI-enhanced turtles are an improvement on their cinematic predecessors, Fox is commendably committed and Arnett is enjoyable as her…

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