Paul Walter Hauser joins Fantastic 4 and the reboot of Is There a Cop...?

Paul Walter Hauser joins Fantastic 4 and the reboot of Is There a Cop…?

“Short week for the actor of Me, Tonya and Blackkklansman!” laughs Deadline about this double casting.

Since it was revealed to the general public by Me, Tonyaby Craig Gillepsie, a director he has since reunited with for Cruella, Paul Walter Hauser multiplies ambitious collaborations with great filmmakers: Spike Lee hired him for Blackkklansman And Da 5 BloodsClint Eastwood chose him to be the hero of Richard Jewell caseDoug Liman asked him to play opposite Matt Damon in The Instigatorsand Pixar studios submitted him a key dubbing of Vice-Versa 2. Also at ease in the series, we saw him in particular in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Or Cobra Kai.

Recently, his name has been rumored to play the protagonist of Quentin Tarantino's final filmand if the filmmaker finally changed his mind, announcing that he would no longer shoot The Movie CriticPaul Walter Hauser quickly found new roles to bounce back from this aborted project. Deadline thus reveals two big films in quick succession: barely announced as partner of Frank Drebin (Liam Neeson) in the new version of Is there a cop…?here he is associated with a huge project from Marvel Studios: Fantastic Four.

Let's start with the action comedy from Paramount: directed by Akiva Schaffer (Neighbors of the third type) from a story written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand (Chip and Dale, the Risk Rangers), The Naked Gun is expected in theaters on July 18, 2025 with Pamela Anderson, Kevin Durant and himself in supporting roles. Paul has also signed on to play prominent SNL member Chris Farley in a Josh Gad-designed biopic for New Line.

To integrate Fantastic Four by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) represents his biggest blockbuster so far, and even if we don't yet know his role, this casting is an event. He joins Pedro Pascal (Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn (Johnny Storm, The Human Torch) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm, The Thing). Just before him, Julia Garner was also chosen for this super-film: he will play Shalla-Ball, a female version of the Silver Surfer. Release scheduled for July 25, 2025 in cinemas.

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