February 5, 2014
Emmy Rossum And Christian Cooke Testing For FANTASTIC FOUR Leads
THR is reporting new names and debunking a few for the screen tests for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. They say, that Kate Mara (Transcendence, House of Cards) and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) are up for the role of Sue Storm. Seemingly confirming Miles Teller is a front-runner for Richard Reed and Michael B. Jordan a lock for The Human Torch.
While British actor Christian Cooke is up for the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing, not sure what this means for the Josh Gad/Grimm rumor. Cooke is pretty much unknown to American audiences (besides his role in Magic City), and is best known for a lead role in the Ricky Gervais' directed Cemetery Junction. The film co-starred Felicity Jones, who has a role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is rumored to be possibly Black Cat (not confirmed).
They go-on to say that Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) won't be testing for roles after-all. Adding, that the role of Doctor Doom might even have it's gender-swapped. However, that could be dependent on casting, since Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) isn't even mentioned in the report. It's possible Madden might be up for Doom rather than Reed.