'Friday Night Lights' Stars Vie for Justice League of America Roles
'Friday Night Lights' Stars Vie for Justice League of America Roles
In the growing and seemingly continuous list of comic book heroes being adapted for the big screen, the one currently drawing a multitude of Hollywood's young generation is Justice League of America.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, director George Miller flew into Los Angeles over the weekend for a marathon casting session.

Among the faces that have shown up at the auditions are stars from The O.C., Running with Scissors, Windfall, Grindhouse, Sky High, Wolf Creek, Jumper and Friday Night Lights.

The NBC sophomore football drama is well represented with three cast members vying for some of the superhero roles being cast for the movie.  Minka Kelly (Lyla Garrity), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collete) and Scott Porter (Jason Street) of Friday Night Lights were among the Young Hollywood stars that Miller saw Sunday and Monday.  All in all, the Australian director tested between 35-40 young actors for the roles of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.

Miller is reportedly deliberate about his choice for calling only younger people for his film because he wants the actors to grow into their roles over the course of several movies.  It can be noted that many comic book adaptations often do spawn sequels as was the case for Spiderman and X-Men.

The weekend screen tests were taped while the actors read lines off script pages and no costumes were employed yet.  Aside from finding the right people to fill in his Justice League superhero shoes and suits, Miller was also said to be keen on the interaction among the actors and their chemistry as part of a group.  Prior to Justice League of America, Miller had also helmed Mel Gibson in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and more recently, Babe: Pig in the City and the animated feature, Happy Feet.

Whether any of the Friday Night Lights stalwarts will have the chance to don any Justice League tights remains to be seen.  Miller is scheduled to announce the results of the auditions sometime this week.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Hollywood Reporter
(Image Courtesy of DC Comics)