William Fitchner joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2013
William Fitchner

William Fitchner

William Fitchner has joined the Michael Bay-produced reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', starring alongside Alan Ritchson and Megan Fox

William Fitchner has joined 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.

The 'Lone Ranger' actor is set to join the cast of Paramount's forthcoming reboot of the comic book movie, which is being produced by Michael Bay, reports Deadline.

Details on Fitchner's role in the flick remain unknown, but it's thought the star will play a "lead with iconic stature in the Turtles' mythology".

The film, which will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, has already locked in several actors for the movie in various roles, but has yet to cast the role of the crime-fighting turtles' arch nemesis Shredder.

Fitchner's previous credits include TV shows 'Entourage' and 'Prison Break', and he will next be seen in Disney's 'The Lone Ranger', starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, as villain Butch Cavendish.

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' actor Alan Ritchson will lead the film's cast as ninja turtle Raphael, while Pete Ploszek will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard will play Donatello and Noel Fisher will play Michelangelo.

'Transformers' actress Megan Fox fills the lead female role in the movie as the turtles' TV news reporter best friend April O'Neil and 'Mirror, Mirror' actor Danny Woodburn will play their karate expert sensei Splinter.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is due 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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