Date: 15th July 2004

Jessica joins Fantastic Four

Jessica Alba has won the last starring role in new superhero movie The Fantastic Four.

It's the latest adaptation of a Marvel Comic strip after Spider-Man, The Hulk, Daredevil and the X-Men.

Alba has been cast as the Susan Storm, aka Invisible Girl, for the 20th Century Fox project.

The Hollywood Reporter says she beat off stiff competition including Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth Banks.

She joins cast members Michael Chiklis (Benjamin Grimm/The Thing), Ioan Gruffudd (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), and Chris Evans (Johnny Storm/The Human Torch).

Tim Story is set to direct from Simon Kinberg's script of how the four develop superpowers when their spaceship is exposed to cosmic radiation.

Source: Press Release