Josh Gad to Star in FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot?
According to Movies.com, Josh Gad is rumored to be up for a role in Fox's upcoming reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR, set to begin production this March in Baton Rouge.
According to the report, the Tony nominee is in talks to take on the role of Ben Grimm, aka 'The Thing.' While the news has not been confirmed and the film's helmer Josh Trank took to Twitter to negate the rumor, the director has also previously denied the casting of Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic, which was later confirmed to be true.
Screenwriter Simon Kinberg has penned the screenplay for the film which is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2015.
Gad will next be seen in the role of stand-up comic Sam Kinison in Kinison, a biopic that will be helmed by Larry Charles and produced by David Permut from a script by Rich Wilkes. He starred, co-created and executive produced the 2012 NBC comedy series 1600 Penn and has appeared on Broadway in 'Book of Mormon', for which he received a Tony nomination and '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' Currently he voices the Snowman Olaf in Disney's animated hit, Frozen.