Adrien Brody For Fantastic Four?
Fox are planning to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise with Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers heading the shortlist to play Mr. Fantastic, aka Reed Richards. There are also reports linking Alice Eve (who was recently replaced by January Jones in the role of Emma Frost in Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class) and Amber Heard with the role of Sue Storm.
In 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Storm was played by Jessica Alba, while Ioan Gruffudd took on the role of Richards. But Fox look set to reboot the film (once they’ve finished making X-Men: First Class, which starts production next week) and are chasing high calibre talent, according to Screen Rant.
Rhys Meyers has previously appeared in Mission Impossible III and The Tudors, while Brody won an Oscar for his role in The Pianist (and recently starred in Predators). Screen Rant also reports that The Thing will be entirely CGI in the film.