Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Alan Ritchson Becomes First Ninja Turtle Cast

News just broke that Alan Ritchson will play Raphael in the upcoming Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

You might be thinking how are they going to pull this off.  Well, the heroes in a half shell are not going to be fully animated characters or humans dressed in corny turtle costumes — that’s for sure. In fact, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will use the performance capture method much like the method used in Avatar. So the roles will require some actual acting.

Michael Bay got his hands all over this film as the producer, which is probably why Megan Fox is the only other actor cast so far in the Jonathan Liebesman action adventure.

Ritchson is best know for his role as football jock, Thad Castle, on the raunchy Blue Mountain State TV series He can also be seen in the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie as Gloss.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is slated to hit theaters June 6, 2014.

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