Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
With a spring 2015 date already locked in, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot should be thinking about casting in the nearish future. And while no one’s locked in yet, one name has just leaked from the shortlist of potential leads. Girls actress Allison Williams is reportedly being eyed, presumably for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. Invisible Woman.
Whether or not Williams books that high-profile part, she’s poised to make the leap into features soon. Williams has entered talks to play the title role in Rosaline, a contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet. More on both films after the jump.
The Fantastic Four news was buried in a larger report about Rosaline at Deadline, probably because as the site notes the superhero casting is only “in the very early talking stage.” The fact that she’s on the shortlist may wind up meaning very little; we all remember how many people were rumored for the Guardians of the Galaxy lead before Chris Pratt came out of seemingly nowhere to snap up the part. (Sure, different projects from different studios — that’s just a general comparison.) But Williams seems like a promising place to start. Like most Girls characters, Marnie’s a polarizing figure, but Williams always turns in a great performance.
Fantastic Four has some solid talent going for it behind the scenes, with Chronicle director Trank at the helm and Matthew Vaughn producing. The script was written by Black List writer Jeremy Slater and recently got a polish from Seth Grahame-Smith. Plot details are vague, but the reboot is said to take a “grounded” approach to the characters that delves “deep into the comics’ mythology.”
As for Williams’ other possible gig, her negotiations for Rosaline come after Lily Collins and Deborah Ann Woll were previously linked to the part. Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens) is directing the romance, which is based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. The film will revisit the William Shakespeare tragedy from the perspective of Rosaline, Romeo’s first love before he ditched her for Juliet. Hailee Steinfeld and Dave Franco were also attached at one point but don’t seem to be involved at this time.