EXCLUSIVE: Runaways Eyeing Lucas Cruikshank
" Casting is starting to heat up on the Marvel Comic Book adaptation Runaways, which centers on a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are super villains. Last week, we http://movieweb.com/runaways-wants-keke-palmer/reported that True Jackson, VP star Keke Palmer is wanted for a role. Now we can confirm that Lucas Cruikshank has auditioned for a part in the movie as well.
Lucas Cruikshank is the creator and face behind Fred Figglehorn, the high-pitched character he made famous on a number of Youtube videos. This week sees the DVD release of Figglehorn's first feature length comedy Fred: The Movie, and while discussing his work on that project, Cruikshank let it be known that he is looking to branch into other avenues of acting. And that he is up for a part in Runaways. About the role, he stated:
"Oh, my gosh! I want to be in that! Yeah. Those comic books are awesome. So that would be sweet. I auditioned for that a couple months ago, but I don't know. It was a really fun audition. So I will just wait and see what happens.
It isn't clear which role Lucas is up for just yet, but its speculated that if cast, he will play Chase Stein, the son of mad scientists, who steals his father's flame generating/manipulating gauntlets called "the Fistigons", and uses them for good instead of evil.
Official casting announcements for Runaways are expected to be made soon, as the production is eyeing a March start date.