“Girls” Star Allison Williams Lands “Rosaline”; In Consideration for “Fantastic Four”

April 30, 2013 | Posted By In Casting | 858 Views

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allison-williams “Girls” star Allison Williams is in talks for her first starring film roles – in two vastly different genres. Williams is in talks to play the titular role in “Rosaline“, one of the more intriguing projects Twentieth Century Fox are working on, and the studio is also considering her for the reboot of Marvel’s “Fantastic Four“, reports Deadline.

A retelling of the classic Shakespeare love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’, “Rosaline” is based on Rebecca Serle’s book and follows our lead character who is jilted by Romeo, who claimed to have been in love with her before meeting Juliet, but who ends up falling for Romeo’s cousin Benvolio instead. Director Michael Sucsy has been in place since Summer 2011 but there have been several actresses attached to star. Kiera Knightly and Lily Collins were two of the early names originally in talks to play the wooed and jilted girl, before Deborah Ann Woll took over. Last we heard, Lily Collins was still in talks – but this time to play Juliet instead – and Dave Franco was to play Romeo. There’s no word if these two rising stars are still in talks.

Williams is also apparently on the shortist for Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” which has Josh Trank attached to direct and Seth Grahame-Green writing the script. We assume that Williams would be playing Susan Storm (Invisible Woman), and an MTV report earlier this month stated that filming on Trank’s picture is scheduled to start filming this September – so hopefully we’ll soon hear more casting news on this much-needed reboot.

Last year the actress was on the shortlist for stalled rock biopic “Girls Like Us”, reading for the role of Carole King, so both of these projects are a coup for Williams who has starred in Lena Dunham’s hit HBO drama “Girls” since it premiered in 2012.


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