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Alan Ritchson to Star in 'Ninja Turtles'

March 23, 2013 (6:53 am) GMT
The 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' actor has been cast to play Raphael in the film starring Megan Fox.
Alan Ritchson

has reportedly joined the cast of "Ninja Turtles". Deadline reports the actor who plays Gloss in "" will play Raphael, who is known for his red bandana and twin sai weapons. Raphael is generally considered to be the most aggressive among the crime-fighting quartet (including Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo).

Ritchson joins who last month announced her attachment as the female lead in the film to be produced by Michael Bay. Fox will be playing feisty reporter and general damsel-in-distress April O'Neil.

According to Deadline, in the upcoming movie, the actors won't be put into bulky turtle suits anymore. They will have a motion-capture suit similar to James Cameron's "".

The film has already proven controversial following a widely-circulated leaked script that saw the turtles as a group of alien reptiles, instead of a set of four pet turtles which mutate after exposure to radioactive waste in a sewer.

Bay insisted the story would be better. "Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story," he said back in 2012. "Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world."

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the action adventure movie is scheduled to hit theaters on June 6, 2014.

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