According to reports, Fox is finalizing the four lead roles in their Fantastic Four reboot. Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Jamie Bell (Man on Ledge) and Michael B. Jordan (Parenthood) will be playing the role of heroes on the team. Teller and Jordan, who have been rumored for quite some time, would, if offers are accepted, be playing Reed Richards and Johnny Storm while Mara has fully signed on to play Sue Storm. Bell is considered a lock to play the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing. Bell has done performance capture work before, specifically with The Adventures of Tintin, and it is assumed he will do so as The Thing.
It should be noted that Teller and Bell are not fully signed on yet, but an offer had been made. Teller and Mara tested for the roles back in November, with Jordan attached for some time. Bell came in after the script was given some tweaks.
Josh Trank (Chronical) will direct the film which will be based on the Ultimate Universe version of Fantastic Four, explaining why twenty-six year-old Teller would be chosen for Reed. Fox is now planning to test actors for the lead villain.
The film is scheduled for release on June 19th, 2015.