Kit Harington, Saoirse Ronan for Fantastic Four?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2013
Kit Harington

Kit Harington

'Game of Thrones' star Kit Harington and Saoirse Ronan are expected to audition for lead roles in Fox's 'Fantastic Four' reboot

Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington are being considered for 'Fantastic Four'.

The rising Hollywood stars are among a select group of young ingénues being eyed to lead the cast for 20th Century Fox's reboot of the classic superhero franchise, Variety reports.

'Game of Thrones' hunk Harington - who plays Jon Snow in the hit HBO fantasy drama - is auditioning for the lead role of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, while fellow Brit actor Jack O'Connell and Miles Teller will also be offered the opportunity to read for the role.

As for the female lead, 'How I Live Now' actress Ronan is among a group that also includes Kate Mara and Australian beauty Margot Robbie for the role of Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman.

Earlier this year, it was reported that director Josh Trank has tapped Michael B. Jordan, who starred in his hit sci-fi film 'Chronicle', for the role of Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch. The 'Fruitvale Station' star remains the sole actor considered for the role.

At this time it's not yet known who will be seen for the part of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing.

Screenwriter Simon Kinberg was recently hired to rewrite the film's script.

'Fantastic Four' will hit cinemas in July 2015.

Fantastic Four

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  • UK release: 6 August 2015

This adaptation of the classic comic book delivers yet another story about how a team of superheroes develop their freakish abilities, but it's humourless, drab and filled with self-important speeches about saving the world. Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films may have set the bar low, but Trank barely clears it.

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