Will Arnett Gets A Mystery Role For NINJA TURTLES
Actor Will Arnett is the latest to join the cast of the Jonathan Liebesman directed film, Ninja Turtles, according to The Hollywood Reporter and several sources. Arnett’s role is also being kept super-secret, meaning the hype will continue to build as fans grow ever more curious about the nature of the production.
The news comes not too long after the first five names of the characters have been listed. Actors Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Plozek and Noel Fisher will each fill the roles of Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michaelangelo, the four titular characters under the leadership of the life-sized rat, Master Splinter. Actress Megan Fox was the first name mentioned for the cast as the character, April O’Neil, through a slate of reports that drew enormous attention considering her previous history with the film’s producer, blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay.
Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.
The cast and crew are set to begin filming in New York City this April for a June 6, 2014 release date. Bay is co-producing the live-action CG feature film based on the classic comicbook characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The screenplay is written by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco. Galen Walker, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller and Scott Mednick are also producing the film for Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes, with Denis L. Stewart, Eric J. Crown and Napoleon Smith III serving as executive producers. David Leitch (King Of Fighters, The Mechanic) and Jonathan Eusebio (Never Back Down, Dragonball: Evolution) are directing the action choreography with the 87Eleven stunt team. Paramount Pictures will be handling U.S. distribution.
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