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Biel wants TMNT

Will she be April O'Neil?

By Robert T. Trate     August 02, 2012
Source: Total Film

Jessica Biel talks April O'Neil in Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles movie. She really wants the part.
 
Jessica Biel has revealed a secret love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is already staking her claim on the role of April, the Turtles’ flame-haired journo buddy.
 
While chatting with Collider, the actress said: “I dig the Ninja Turtles. I always liked the Ninja Turtles – didn't they already make that movie though?
 
”Yep, four in fact (three live-action, one CGI), but that hasn’t stopped Michael Bay and Paramount forging ahead with a much-buzzed-about reboot.
 
Bay’s already caused a bit of a storm with his supposed revisionist take on the Turtle lore, telling fans in March that the film would involve “a richer world”.
 
Meanwhile, Turtles creator Kevin Eastman appeased fans by assuring them that it’s going to be “easily the best Turtles movie yet”.
 
Biel’s obviously keen, too. After finding out that Wrath Of The Titans director Jonathan Liebesman will be behind the camera, the Total Recall actress made it clear she wants in.
 
“I dig April, she’s cool,” she said. “She wore a yellow suit and she was a redhead. That was a great show, I loved it as a kid so sure! Yeah!”
 
Obviously it’s early days, and Biel doesn’t seem to have been approached about the role yet.
 
Still, Bay could do far worse than getting Biel on side – especially as Hollywood’s go-to redheads Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain both have ridiculously busy slates at the moment.
 
The new TMNT movie is being made for a not inconsiderably $100m and will open in cinemas in December 2013.
 
Jessica Biel can next be seen in Total Recall, which opens August 4, 2012. 

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reek 8/2/2012 1:55:17 AM

 The fact that she knows who the character is doesn't mean she wants the part.  It's not wise for an actor to come out and say any part is a bad part, they're just keeping options open.  It sounds like she didn't even know (that idiot) Michale Bay was making a new one (I wish he would stop prostituting my childhood).

Deascot 8/2/2012 3:30:23 AM

Yes. Sounds like they could have mentioned just about any upcoming project and gotten a similar reaction. And, didn't this get postponed beyond December 2013?

Dazzler 8/2/2012 4:11:29 AM

TANT is really good name.  Will use that from now on for this garbage of a movie.  Long live TMNT!  Non kiddie crap of course.

BunyonSnipe 8/2/2012 6:31:42 AM

I was hoping they would stay away from the red headed April from the cartoons and go back to the brunette April from the original comics!

That said, Biel can do either.

Mossy1221 8/2/2012 6:37:51 AM

 I will boycott this film if Emma Stone is in it.   Not that I do not like her. She is just the same character in every film. And April is not Emma Stone.

monkeyfoot 8/2/2012 7:31:02 AM

LMAO! But Reek your childhood is so sweet and innocent. There is a black market for your kid memories that I want to sell to the highest bidder like Liam Neeson's daughter in Taken!

redvector 8/2/2012 8:55:26 AM

Didn't they say that production was started and then shut down with no explanation?

violator14 8/2/2012 8:55:54 AM

I thought this project was put on hold or something???

Monkeyfoot-haha well played sir.

ElBaz13 8/2/2012 10:27:46 AM

I want Biel

reek 8/2/2012 10:44:07 AM

Damn you Monkeyfoot, last night my sense of whimsy and wonder called; they were hiding under the bed when a stragenr kidnapped them and with Michale Bay directing, I can't even call the Teenage Mutant (Alien) NInja Turtles for help.  It was you wasn't it!  Now you're going to let Joel Shumacher and Jerry Bruckheimer make a terrible movie about Voltron starring Nick Cage and Jessica Simpson.  Oh the humanity.

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