08/02/2013 02:48 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2013

Miles Teller In 'The Fantastic Four'? Director Shoots Down Report [UPDATE]


From "Spectacular" to "Fantastic"? That's what could happen to Miles Teller, who is a front-runner to play Mr. Fantastic in the Twentieth Century Fox reboot of "Fantastic Four." According to TheWrap, "The Spectacular Now" star could join Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams in the cast.

UPDATE: Or not at all. "Fantastic Four" director Josh Trank used his Twitter account to debunk TheWrap report late on Friday afternoon.

The original story continues below.

Teller has been on the verge of a breakout for a while thanks to roles in "Rabbit Hole," "Flashdance," "21 & Over" and the aforementioned "The Spectacular Now."

"I didn't come to this business to play small roles in ensembles; I always wanted to play a lead," Teller told HuffPost Entertainment about his part in the coming-of-age film. "I was excited that it was able to happen with such a great story and director and actors."

Should this "Fantastic Four" rumor come to pass, it would be the second franchise for Teller; he's a co-star with "Spectacular Now" star Shailene Woodley in "Divergent." The first of three "Divergent" films will arrive in theaters in March of 2014.

"That's what other actors tell me," the 26-year-old Teller said when the impressive nature of his resume was mentioned. "Every time I get something, they're like, 'That's awesome, man. But, seriously, f-ck you.'"

For more on Teller, head to TheWrap.

[via TheWrap]

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