Girls star Allison Williams is making the move into features. Williams, who plays Marnie on the polarizing HBO comedy series, has booked a starring role in an upcoming feature film and has landed on the short list for a highly anticipated superhero reboot. Deadline reports that Williams will topline the Romeo & Juliet reimagining Rosaline, which tells the classic Shakespeare story from the point of view of Rosaline, Romeo’s jilted ex-lover. Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens) is directing the period pic from a script by (500) Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber.
The Shawn Levy-produced project was previously set up early last year with True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll in talks to play Rosaline alongside Dave Franco and Lily Collins as Romeo and Juliet, but that version of the film did not move forward. There’s no word on whether Franco and Collins are still attached, but the project is said to be mobilizing at 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for news concerning Williams possibly starring in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Additionally, Deadline notes that Williams is “on the short” for the Fantastic Four reboot, which is in the “very early talking stage.” So essentially it sounds like Fox and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) are interested in Williams, but casting is ongoing and no final decisions have been made. It’s safe to assume that Williams is a contender for the role of Susan Storm aka “Invisible Woman.”
Very little is known about The Fantastic Four at this point, but we learned in February that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer scribe Seth Grahame-Smith had done a polish on Jeremy Slater’s script. Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is onboard to produce, and with a spring 2015 release date looming, we should start hearing more with regards to casting in the coming months. The Fantastic Four will open on March 6, 2015.