Danny Woodburn cast in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2013
Danny Woodburn

Danny Woodburn

Danny Woodburn has been cast in the role of Master Splinter in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', playing the titular hero's karate expert sensei

Danny Woodburn will play Master Splinter in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.

The actor has signed up to take on the iconic role of the pizza loving superheroes' karate expert sensei in Paramount's forthcoming blockbuster reboot, which will be produced by 'Transformers' director Michael Bay.

Woodburn is best known for his role in Snow White adaptation, 'Mirror, Mirror', in which he played Grimm, one of the seven dwarves who aided Lily Collins' incarnation of the fairytale princess after she was banished by the queen (played by Julia Roberts).

The actor also has recurring roles in TV drama 'Bones' and Disney children's show 'Crash & Bernstein'.

Woodburn's hiring completes the core cast for the movie which includes Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Pete Ploszek as Michaelangelo, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Additionally, 'Transformers' beauty Megan Fox takes the lead female role, playing TV news reporter April O'Neil, who is friends with the sewer dwelling ninjas.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman and 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

  • 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…

Post a comment