Will Arnett Will Also Be in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
THR reports that Will Arnett is the next actor to defect to the camp of Michael Bay. The ‘Transformers’ director is producing a new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ film, which will be half live-action, half CG, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman for Platinum Dunes.
Arnett joins the previously announced Megan Fox, who will play the role of reporter April O’Neil, and the roles of the turtles will be filled by newcomers Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, and Jeremy Howard. Arnett’s role is being kept under wraps for now, but we know this: he won’t be starring as the turtles’ hockey-playing friend Casey Jones, and the roles of Splinter, the turtles’ rat sensei master, and Shredder, their sworn enemy and leader of the foot clan, have yet to be cast. We can totally hear Arnett voicing Splinter, though.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is scripted by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who provided the script for ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,’ and is scheduled for a June 6, 2014 release.