Miles Teller is quickly becoming the one to watch in Hollywood. In just a handful of films the young actor has already proven he's got quite the range and The Fantastic Four is set to be one of his biggest and most anticipated projects yet.
While promoting his outstanding work in the drama Whiplash, in theaters now, Teller tells ETonline what fans can expect from the Josh Trank reboot.
"We really respected these characters that we're playing," he said. "We really respect the history and the material that we're doing and Josh Trank has a very, a very clear tone and that's a gritty, grounded, honest interpretation of people with powers."
Teller takes on the role of Dr. Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic, in the superhero film which is set to be released August 7, 2015.
In the meantime, Teller goes toe-to-toe with J.K. Simmons in Whiplash, a Sundance favorite about a promising young drummer (Teller) who enrolls in a cutthroat music conservatory and is mentored and berated by an intense instructor (Simmons). The role required the 27-year-old to play professional-level jazz percussion.
"The challenging part for me was introducing myself to jazz percussion and trying to make it look authentic because I only had three weeks to learn jazz drumming," Teller said.
As for Simmons he admitted that his role as the vicious conductor was not as difficult for him to prepare for.
"Reading the script was all the preparation I needed," he explained. "I figured 58 years of my life that had lead up to that moment prepared me to play this guy."
Teller, who recently came under fire for comments he made about his involvement in the Divergent franchise, also explained what he gravitates to most when deciding his next project.
"Range is important," he said. "You want to feel like you can do everything but at the end of the day there are people that do things better than you... I [just] want to make great movies."
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