NINJA TURTLES Reboot Casts Its Leonardo, Donatello And Michaelangelo
Pete Plozek (Parks And Recreation), Jeremy Howard (Galaxy Quest) and Noel Fisher (Battle: LA) join Alan Ritchson as Paramount's new Ninja Turtles. Additionally, the studio is looking to cast an actor for Shredder soon.
Last week, we reported that Alan Ritchson (Smallville, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) was cast as Raphael in Paramount Pictures' planned reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, which will be produced by Michael Bay (Transformers) and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath Of The Titans). Now, thanks to Deadline, we now know who will be playing the rest of the Turtles. Pete Ploszek (Parks And Recreation, Shameless) will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Galaxy Quest) is set for Donatello, and Noel Fisher (who previously worked with Liebesman on Battle: Los Angeles) is Michaelangelo. Megan Fox will play April O'Neil, and the site adds that the studio is hoping to cast an actor for the villainous Shredder soon. Unlike the original movies, the new Ninja Turtles will be motion captured a la Avatar, which will give them better exposure as Paramount hopes for the film to launch a new series. With production expected to begin next month, Ninja Turtles is set to hit theaters June 6th, 2014. What do you think of this casting?
L-R: Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo)