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Bell linked to Fantastic Four reboot role

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Jamie Bell linked to Fantastic Four role

Jamie Bell has been linked to a role in Fox's Fantastic Four reboot.

According to The Wrap, the 27-year-old actor is being lined up to play Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, and will join Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan and Kate Mara as the four comic book superheroes.

This is the first time Bell's name has been attached to the upcoming highly anticipated reboot, but sources added that a deal has yet to be inked.

That Awkward Moment star Jordan is set to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, while House of Cards actress Mara is in final negotiations to play his sister Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman.

Teller is the studio’s top choice to play team leader Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic.

Josh Trank (Chronicle) will direct the film based on a script by Simon Kinberg, who will produce with X-Men: First Class's Matthew Vaughn.

The Fantastic Four reboot will open in cinemas on June 2015.

The Marvel characters previously appeared in 2005's Fantastic Four and the 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, with  Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans playing the superhero team.

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