With Paramount and Platinum Dunes’ Ninja Turtles reboot due to start shooting in a couple of weeks, there are a lot of roles to cast, now THR reports Will Arnett has signed on to play one of the leads. However, the actor’s role is being kept a secret.
If you’re wondering whether he’ll be Casey Jones, one of the Turtles’ human friends, it’s been confirmed that he won’t. That character will be in the film but is yet to be cast.
Megan Fox, who signed on last month, is playing April O’Neil, while the turtles – who will be rendered in motion-captured CGI – will be played by Alan Ritchson (Raphael) Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Other roles yet to be cast are Splinter (a sewer rat and the Turtles’ martial arts master) and the villainous Shredder. It’s possible Arnett could be either of these, possibly giving Splinter a more humorous touch.
Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) is directing from a screenplay by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol).