Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx in talks for 'Black Phantom'; Plus, Jason Sudeikis, Dr. Doom rumors

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• Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in Black Phantom, a Screen Gems hitman pic. Ride Along‘s Tim Story is in talks to direct the film about a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help. Foxx can be seen next in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (out May 2). Hart’s Think Like a Man Too (also directed by Story) is out June 20. [Variety]

• Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers) is in talks to take on the role of L.A. journalist Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in a Warner Bros. update of the Gregory McDonald mystery novels (and subsequent Chevy Chase movies). The studio picked up the rights in 2011 and reportedly sees this re-imagining as a potential franchise. The first is called Fletch Won and would tell an origin story in the tonal vein of McDonald’s novels, not the Chase movies. [THR]

Four actors are reportedly on 20th Century Fox’s short list to play Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four: Sam Riley (On the Road), Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), and Toby Kebbell (The Counselor). American Hustle‘s Jack Huston was also on the list as of a few weeks ago according to the report. Josh Trank‘s superhero pic stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell and is set for a June 2015 release.[The Wrap]

• Kali Hawk (Peeples) has signed on to star in the Queen Latifah-produced November Rule, starring Macy Gray and Tatyana Ali. [THR]

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