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Allison Williams is on the shortlist for a part in the reboot of The Fantastic Four

04.30.2013

Allison Williams, one of the stars of the HBO series GIRLS, is headed for her first big screen role but there may be an even bigger one looming on the horizon. Deadline reported that Williams will star in the film ROSALINE, inspired by the Shakespeare character of the same name. But, as an aside in that same story was the tidbit that Williams is also on the shortlist for the upcoming Josh Trank directed reboot of FANTASTIC FOUR.

There is not much about either project in the story but both sound intriguing. ROSALINE could be a take on the play LOVE'S LABOUR LOST or tell the story of Romeo's lover before Juliet. Both ROSALINE and FANTASTIC FOUR are both set at 20th Century Fox, which could be where the story is coming from. So, let the speculation begin.

Williams has no feature film experience but has made an impression on GIRLS. Her character is one of the more straight-laced characters and one of the few with no nude scenes. She is the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams. I can see her in the role of Sue Storm, especially if they are trying to go younger with the casting.

The reboot of FANTASTIC FOUR is being made with input from Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar.  The aim is to bring the franchise in line with the X-MEN films with the potential to create a secondary Marvel Cinematic Universe at Fox.  If they can cast this team with some quality actors and then bring it in line with both THE WOLVERINE and whatever is left after X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, we could be in for another nice comic universe.

FANTASTIC FOUR is slated to be released on March 6, 2015.

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10:48AM on 05/01/2013
Fantastic Four:
Reed Richards - Jim Carrey
Johnny Storm - Will Farrell
Sue Storm - Anna Faris
Ben Grimm - Louie Anderson
Dr Doom - Robin Williams

(Okay I am just looking for a few laughs here.)
Fantastic Four:
Reed Richards - Jim Carrey
Johnny Storm - Will Farrell
Sue Storm - Anna Faris
Ben Grimm - Louie Anderson
Dr Doom - Robin Williams

(Okay I am just looking for a few laughs here.)
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11:53AM on 05/01/2013
well you've got them from me sir!
well you've got them from me sir!
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10:46AM on 05/01/2013
Stephen Colbert for Reed Richards! :-P
Stephen Colbert for Reed Richards! :-P
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9:09AM on 05/01/2013
Not hot or curvy enough. Alice Eve or Anna Torv or nothing. NOTHING!!!!
Not hot or curvy enough. Alice Eve or Anna Torv or nothing. NOTHING!!!!
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4:23AM on 05/01/2013

was hoping for Anna Torv

considering she'd be perfect and probably has a freed up schedule right now. dont know this Williams broad but i guess she'll be fine
considering she'd be perfect and probably has a freed up schedule right now. dont know this Williams broad but i guess she'll be fine
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11:49PM on 04/30/2013

My dream cast

Reed - Ethan Hawke or Jared Padaleki
Sue - Alice Eve
Johnny - Josh Hutcherson
Ben - Vin Diesel
Doom - Christoph Waltz
Reed - Ethan Hawke or Jared Padaleki
Sue - Alice Eve
Johnny - Josh Hutcherson
Ben - Vin Diesel
Doom - Christoph Waltz
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9:29AM on 05/01/2013
Except for Jared Padaleki, that is a really great casting list. I honestly never thought of Hutcherson for Johnny Storm, but now that I'm thinking of it, I like it!
Jared Padalecki just doesn't strike me as the right fit for Reed Richards. And the more that I think about it, I can't really decide who I think would be better. But I do like the idea of Ethan Hawke in the role.
Except for Jared Padaleki, that is a really great casting list. I honestly never thought of Hutcherson for Johnny Storm, but now that I'm thinking of it, I like it!
Jared Padalecki just doesn't strike me as the right fit for Reed Richards. And the more that I think about it, I can't really decide who I think would be better. But I do like the idea of Ethan Hawke in the role.
9:33PM on 05/01/2013
Josh Hutcherson would be terrible. I can't see him bringing anything to the role like Evans did in his films.
Josh Hutcherson would be terrible. I can't see him bringing anything to the role like Evans did in his films.
11:41PM on 04/30/2013
At least if they cast her, Invisible Woman won't be top billed like last time.


Alice fucking Eve, fox get it right.
At least if they cast her, Invisible Woman won't be top billed like last time.


Alice fucking Eve, fox get it right.
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7:32PM on 04/30/2013
Lena Dunham as the Thing.
Lena Dunham as the Thing.
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9:01PM on 04/30/2013
Daniel Day Lewis as Sue Storm.
Daniel Day Lewis as Sue Storm.
6:48PM on 04/30/2013
I would love to see Jon Hamm for Mr. Fantastic, Rachel McAdams for Sue Storm, Jensen Ackles for Johnny Storm, Chris Bauer for The Thing, and Stephen Moyer for Dr. Doom.
I would love to see Jon Hamm for Mr. Fantastic, Rachel McAdams for Sue Storm, Jensen Ackles for Johnny Storm, Chris Bauer for The Thing, and Stephen Moyer for Dr. Doom.
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6:45PM on 04/30/2013
This would be terrible casting and a step in the wrong direction for this reboot. They need to cast older for the roles, not young. I want to see a maturer Fantastic Four than what we got in the originals.

Rachel McAdams would make a great Sue Storm. She's older, beautiful, and can give a great performance. I hope this reboot does a good job with its casting, because this is a superhero film that relies ALOT on its team chemistry.
This would be terrible casting and a step in the wrong direction for this reboot. They need to cast older for the roles, not young. I want to see a maturer Fantastic Four than what we got in the originals.

Rachel McAdams would make a great Sue Storm. She's older, beautiful, and can give a great performance. I hope this reboot does a good job with its casting, because this is a superhero film that relies ALOT on its team chemistry.
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7:41PM on 04/30/2013
i would like to see an older cast too, but it might not be a good long-term investment. i think studios expect every superhero movie to turn out a trilogy which could span quite a while. TDK-trilogy was over 7 years. if you look at christian bale in BB then TDKR or RDJ in Ironman 1 and 3, you can definitely see the aging.
i would like to see an older cast too, but it might not be a good long-term investment. i think studios expect every superhero movie to turn out a trilogy which could span quite a while. TDK-trilogy was over 7 years. if you look at christian bale in BB then TDKR or RDJ in Ironman 1 and 3, you can definitely see the aging.
6:14PM on 04/30/2013
So this will be an Amazing Spider-man quality reboot, not a Batman Begins or Man of Steel quality reboot, I'm guessing.
So this will be an Amazing Spider-man quality reboot, not a Batman Begins or Man of Steel quality reboot, I'm guessing.
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7:23PM on 04/30/2013
I don't know why you would get thumbs down. If she were to be casted that would definitely be the quality.
I don't know why you would get thumbs down. If she were to be casted that would definitely be the quality.
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5:45PM on 04/30/2013
i duno why XMEN DoFP and Bryan Singer are getting such negative rep. X-MEN 1 was good for what it was (and for when it came out). X2 was solid and one of my fave superhero movies until TDK and Avengers changed the game. X3 was all Brett Ratner. i mean, it's Brett Ratner, how could it NOT suck? i'm gonna give Singer a chance. everyone wrote off First Class until they actually saw it.
i duno why XMEN DoFP and Bryan Singer are getting such negative rep. X-MEN 1 was good for what it was (and for when it came out). X2 was solid and one of my fave superhero movies until TDK and Avengers changed the game. X3 was all Brett Ratner. i mean, it's Brett Ratner, how could it NOT suck? i'm gonna give Singer a chance. everyone wrote off First Class until they actually saw it.
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3:48AM on 05/01/2013
Because every new piece of news is "5 new characters added!!!!"

Enough already, they had the makings of something great with the first one, and instead of expanding upon PLENTY of characters that EACH had plenty of room to grow themselves they're doubling the cast in a boring way. They already messed up the continuity with the original trilogy and are somehow involving it?

Silly, and Singer and mediocre to begin with. He doesn't have the chops to handle this large a cast OR project.
Because every new piece of news is "5 new characters added!!!!"

Enough already, they had the makings of something great with the first one, and instead of expanding upon PLENTY of characters that EACH had plenty of room to grow themselves they're doubling the cast in a boring way. They already messed up the continuity with the original trilogy and are somehow involving it?

Silly, and Singer and mediocre to begin with. He doesn't have the chops to handle this large a cast OR project.
5:28PM on 04/30/2013

Who?

If Fox has one thing to learn it's bringing big names to the table under long contracts ala Marvel/Disney. If they truly want to make their films into the next Cinematic Universe, we need a trusted head to oversee all the projects--I nominate Vaughn.
If Fox has one thing to learn it's bringing big names to the table under long contracts ala Marvel/Disney. If they truly want to make their films into the next Cinematic Universe, we need a trusted head to oversee all the projects--I nominate Vaughn.
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6:20PM on 04/30/2013
Who are the 'big' names in the Avengers?? Sure they're big now, but when they were cast they were far from it.
Downey jr - On the scrap heap after years of drug abuse and prison sentences
Chris Evans - Was one box office bomb away from being black listed
Hemsworth - If you knew who he was before Thor, you lived in Australia
Ruffalo - Indie darling, but certainly not mainstream
Renner - Wouldn't call him a name, really had only done hurt locker and the town when he was cast
Hiddleston -
Who are the 'big' names in the Avengers?? Sure they're big now, but when they were cast they were far from it.
Downey jr - On the scrap heap after years of drug abuse and prison sentences
Chris Evans - Was one box office bomb away from being black listed
Hemsworth - If you knew who he was before Thor, you lived in Australia
Ruffalo - Indie darling, but certainly not mainstream
Renner - Wouldn't call him a name, really had only done hurt locker and the town when he was cast
Hiddleston - Who was he before Thor??

The only real name was Sam Jackson and possibly Scarlett Johansson. The rest were B list actors at best.

As someone who has watched Girls, Allison Williams is solid enough and could be really good. She certainly wont have to wear dodgey contacts like that dud Alba.

Fox has already hired someone to oversee all their comic book movies: Mark Millar.
5:10PM on 04/30/2013
While not the worst choice, Fox needs to go older for the FF (except Johnny, of course). But that probably won't happen...
While not the worst choice, Fox needs to go older for the FF (except Johnny, of course). But that probably won't happen...
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5:26PM on 04/30/2013
I agree, early to mid-30s would be a safe bet.
I agree, early to mid-30s would be a safe bet.
5:04PM on 04/30/2013
I still picture Clooney & Theron as Reed & Sue.
I still picture Clooney & Theron as Reed & Sue.
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7:24PM on 04/30/2013
That would be like the ULTIMATE casting for those two characters.
That would be like the ULTIMATE casting for those two characters.
5:02PM on 04/30/2013

Sorry - Not Chris Evans!!!!

I meant to say Chris Pine for Johnny Storm! Chris Evans was a brain fart although the best part of the original films.
I meant to say Chris Pine for Johnny Storm! Chris Evans was a brain fart although the best part of the original films.
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5:01PM on 04/30/2013
Why it wouldn't be Alice Eve is beyond me....
Why it wouldn't be Alice Eve is beyond me....
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11:39PM on 04/30/2013
She was born for the role.
She was born for the role.
5:00PM on 04/30/2013

My Cast

Williams is hot but no a good choice! I like:
Reed Richards: Jon Hamm
Sue Storm : Yvonne Strahovski
Johnny Storm : Chris Evans
Thing : CGI
Dr. Doom : Jack Huston (Could also play RR
Williams is hot but no a good choice! I like:
Reed Richards: Jon Hamm
Sue Storm : Yvonne Strahovski
Johnny Storm : Chris Evans
Thing : CGI
Dr. Doom : Jack Huston (Could also play RR
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4:26PM on 04/30/2013
She's beautiful, no doubt. She's also probably the worst actress on Girls.

Whatever. Literally anything is better than Jessica Alba. They could cast an empty cardboard box and it would probably emote better than her.
She's beautiful, no doubt. She's also probably the worst actress on Girls.

Whatever. Literally anything is better than Jessica Alba. They could cast an empty cardboard box and it would probably emote better than her.
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4:25PM on 04/30/2013

*ahem*

*smashes keyboard over head and burns off all clothing*

She's the worst part of that already horrible show, and based on interviews it doesn't seem like she's doing much acting to play Marnie on that show.

Fox just needs to let Fantastic Four go...they fucked up Silver Surfer, it's all over for them.
*smashes keyboard over head and burns off all clothing*

She's the worst part of that already horrible show, and based on interviews it doesn't seem like she's doing much acting to play Marnie on that show.

Fox just needs to let Fantastic Four go...they fucked up Silver Surfer, it's all over for them.
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