Danny Woodburn cast in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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Four baby turtles come into contact with a mysterious substance called ooze and are transformed into human-sized vigilante crime fighters named Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello & Raphael. Steve Barron directs this first installment in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise.
April 16th, 2013

Danny Woodburn will play Master Splinter in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.

The actor has signed up to take on the iconic role of the pizza loving superheroes' karate expert sensei in Paramount's forthcoming blockbuster reboot, which will be produced by 'Transformers' director Michael Bay.

Woodburn is best known for his role in Snow White adaptation, 'Mirror, Mirror', in which he played Grimm, one of the seven dwarves who aided Lily Collins' incarnation of the fairytale princess after she was banished by the queen (played by Julia Roberts).

The actor also has recurring roles in TV drama 'Bones' and Disney children's show 'Crash & Bernstein'.

Woodburn's hiring completes the core cast for the movie which includes Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Pete Ploszek as Michaelangelo, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Additionally, 'Transformers' beauty Megan Fox takes the lead female role, playing TV news reporter April O'Neil, who is friends with the sewer dwelling ninjas.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman and will utilise both CGI and live action, using performance capture to bring the crime-fighters to life, in a similar vein to James Cameron's 'Avatar'.