|From L to R: Alan Ritchson, Pete Plozek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fischer|
Several reports are now in for the official line-up of actors set to portray the title characters in director Jonathan Liebesman's upcoming film, Ninja Turtles. Adding to the roster that includes Alan Ritchson and Megan Fox as Raphael and April O'Neil, respectively, are actors Pete Plozek (Parks & Recreation) as Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Battle: Los Angeles) as Donatello, and Noel Fisher (Shameless).
Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.
The news comes as the cast and crew are less than a month away to begin filming in New York City this April for a June 6, 2014 release date. Filmmaker Michael Bay is co-producing the movie for Platinum Dunes and Nickelodeon Movies, based on a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco. Galen Walker, Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller and Scott Mednick for Nickelodeon Movies and Platinum Dunes with Denis L. Stewart, Eric J. Crown and Napoleon Smith III serving as executive producers. David Leitch (King Of Fighters, The Mechanic) and Jonathan Eusebio (Never Back Down, Dragonball: Evolution) are said to be directing the action with the 87Eleven stunt team. Paramount Pictures will be handling U.S. distribution.
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