Kate Mara is in final talks with the producers of the “Fantastic Four” reboot to play Sue Storm/Invisible Girl; she’ll join Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan in the film which is set for release next June.
The film will be quite a departure for Mara, who has built up an impressive resume over the years but hasn’t attempted a major role in a big-budget action film. With acting credits beginning in the late ’90s, Mara appeared in several television shows–including “Law & Order: SVU” and “Everwood”–before grabbing our attention on “Nip/Tuck” in 2003. The controversial show proved to be a jumping-off point for the young actress before she moved on to “24” and “Entourage”. “American Horror Story” allowed her to show us a deeper, darker side when she played the spurned, murdered college student who was having an affair with a married man, and of course, as Zoe Barnes on “House Of Cards”, Mara has shown us a true range.
This isn’t Mara’s first foray into the world of superheroes, however; she had a role in “Iron Man 2” as a U.S. Marshall. But this time around will be a little different; as Chris Evans–who starred in the original films as the Human Torch–can attest, starring in a big action movie can be a huge learning experience.
“It was one of the first times I had done a movie on that scale, so there were a lot of new things I was learning,” he said. “I was learning so much just about big budget movies and special effects. I got to be a superhero, which was fun. Cast was great. It was just the first time it felt like a real big production. It kind of felt like summer camp. It was just a lot of fun. I loved playing that character.”
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