Laura Linney Joins Cast of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’

Laura Linney in talks for Teenage
Luca Teuchmann/WireImage

Laura Linney is in talks to join the cast of Paramount and Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.”

Megan Fox and Will Arnett are on board to reprise their roles in the sequel, while “Arrow” star Stephen Amell was recently cast as Casey Jones and Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman. Brian Tee will play Shredder in the sequel, which Dave Green is directing.

Plot details and other returning cast members have yet to be confirmed.

Michael Bay is producing along with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are penning the script. Production is set to start next month.

The “Turtles” franchise is one of Paramount’s top properties following the success of last summer’s outing, which earned $191 million domestically.

Linney was most recently seen in “Mr. Holmes” starring Ian McKellen. She is repped by ICM Partners.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Perplexed says:

    Really? TMNJ2? One expects a tad more tone from Ms. Linney…

More Film News from Variety

Loading