Paul Rudd Lands Lead Role in 'Ant-Man'


Paul Rudd
The 'This Is 40' actor gets the coveted part shortly after his rumored competitor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was signed on for 'Sandman'.


Marvel finally found its "Ant-Man" in Paul Rudd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Prince Avalanche" actor, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been long rumored to take on the lead role in the upcoming big-screen take on Dr. Hank Pym superhero tale.

The news comes after Gordon-Levitt announced his commitment to another superhero film "Sandman". He is expected to star in, produce along with David S. Goyer, and possibly direct the movie based on Neil Gaiman's DC Comics book for Warner Bros.

Hank Pym is one of Marvel's earliest heroes. He is a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size. The film adaptation is scheduled to make its way out in the United States on July 31, 2015, with Kevin Feige as a producer.

Edgar Wright ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World") will direct the script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. The duo previously penned "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" for Steven Spielberg. Rashida Jones is in talks for the female lead role.

© AceShowbiz.com


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