ET’s Maria Menounous Joins Fantastic Four

Entertainment Tonight correspondent and host of ET on MTV, Maria Menounos, will star in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four and has landed a deal for an arc on The WB’s “One Tree Hill”. She also will guest star on the September 20 episode of UPN’s “One on One,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Menounos joins Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel comic. The film follows four astronauts who, during an experimental space mission that went awry, are genetically and physically altered after being exposed to cosmic radiation. Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch and contort his body; Sue Storm is able to become invisible and create force fields; Johnny Storm can light himself on fire and fly; Ben Grimm becomes a rock-like being with super human strenght. Together they use their powers to fight the evil plans of their nemesis, Victor Von Doom.

Menounos will play a nurse who is romanced by Evans’ character, the Human Torch, in the Tim Story-directed production.

In related news, Hollywood North Report tells us they’ve got up a new report from the Vancouver set along with pictures.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter