Michael Bay Confirms Megan Fox is Cast in Liebesman's 'Ninja Turtles'
Time to call all the nerds. After a very public "break-up" between director Michael Bay and actress Megan Fox after working on a few Transformers movies, the two seem to be getting along again. Last night, Bay posted a message on his own official website stating nothing but "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" So there you go, straight from the horse's mouth, Megan Fox is going to be starring in Ninja Turtles, the new TMNT movie due 2014 being directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Is she going to play April O'Neil? Will that character even be in it? According to Variety, it sounds like she really is playing April.
Another follow-up confirmation from Variety states that Megan Fox will be starring as April O'Neil in this newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is developing the live-action TMNT, with Jonathan Liebesman (The Killing Room, Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) set to direct from a screenplay that has had numerous revisions recently. No other roles have been cast yet, but the April character was a coveted role, and Variety says they talked to other talented actresses like Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Olsen before settling on Megan Fox. We expect casting to continue as they aim to start production sometime soon, since the movie still has the May 2014 release date from Paramount.
So Megan Fox as intrepid reporter and Turtles' friend April O'Neil? Come on, that is like a nerd's wet dream. While everything about this sounds like it could be troubled, I'm actually excited for it. I'm a big Turtles fan and I'm want them to go all out with it. I just hope they don't screw up the costumes or other details. We'll continue to keep watch for news related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, even if you're not excited yet.