We heard last month that Megan Fox had been cast as the female lead in the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and now it’s time for the turtles themselves. Deadline reports that the artistically named Ninja turtles have been cast as follows:
Rafael- Alan Ritchson (announced last week)
Leonardo – Pete Ploszek
Donatello – Jeremy Howard
Michelangelo – Noel Fisher
Ritchson will be seen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Ploszek has appeared on “Parks and Rec”and “Shameless.” Fisher was in “The Hatfields and the McCoys” and some “Twilight” movies. If I found the right Jeremy Howard in IMDb, then he’s been around for a while and has done a lot. He’s been seen on “Suburgatory” and “Gray’s Anatomy.”
The last “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie had guys in big turtle costumes as the leads; this time they’re supposedly going to be high tech motion capture types that Deadline calls “Avatar-like.” Their word, not mine.
Jonathan Liebesman will direct “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The release date is June 6, 2014.