It's being reported that Tim Blake Nelson is in final negotiations to play the Mole Man in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four movie.
THR has it that Nelson will play Harvey Elder, an eccentric and socially awkward scientist, who in the comic books is Mole Man.
It's stated that Mole Man will not appear in Fantastic Four, but Harvey Elder is being used to set up Mole Man for potential sequels.
Nelson played Samuel Sterns, aka The Leader, in the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie.
"Fantastic Four" has a June 19, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm and Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom.