From Emma Stone and Carey Mulligan to Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Rooney Mara, there’s an ever-expanding group of women on the cusp of adulthood who have already landed firmly on the big screen’s A-list. And while we’re all about girl power, we’ve been wondering: Where the heck are their male contemporaries? Surely the next generation of Ben Afflecks and Bradley Coopers are out there, just waiting to be mentioned on a list like this! Look no further, friends — we’ve got our eye on 13 future big-screen big deals, and have rounded them up for your analysis below. Some, like Robert Sheehan, Nick Hoult and Max Irons are part of the YA book-to-movie phenomenon. Others, like Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, are recent Sundance darlings. While their roles may be vastly different, they’re bonded by incredible talent (and, you know, their good looks don’t hurt anything either).
Check out their deets below so you can say you knew them when.
The fact that the British Film and Television Awards took place on the same day as the Grammys probably only annoys folks like us, who would really like to be giving both events our full attention. And so it goes that we basically ignored the U.K.’s Oscars, missing adorable speeches from The Artist’s Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius (whose Best Actor and Best Director wins were two of seven awards for the film), and not catching that cute moment in which Best Actress winner Meryl Streeplost her shoe climbing the stairs to the stage and Colin Firth ran to get it for her and place it on her feet. Until now, of course. On the red carpet, there were a handful of A-listers, a few Mad Men and Downton Abbey faves, and a lot of Brits that haven’t fully crossed over to the states yet. To our slight disappointment, there weren’t too many total fashion fails, but we managed to find a few (Oh, Christina Hendricks, why must you do that to your body?). Mostly, though, we saw some sexy strutting from the likes of Viola Davis, Christina Ricci and Brad Pitt. See for yourself who was hot, and who was just a hot mess, in the gallery below.
Today, Team Jacob loyalists got the sad news that Taylor Lautner’s glorious abs will not be seen contorted into weird shapes for our viewing pleasure. The Wrap reported that he’s dropped out of Stretch Armstrong due to scheduling conflicts. The flick based on the ’70s toy, was originally going to be made by Hasbro and Universal for release this year, but Relativity Media announced today that it will be partnering with Hasbro to make the movie, with an April 2014 release date. According to MTV News, the schedule conflict is with Taylor’s plans to make a Gus Van Sant movie. We’ll give you a minute to get over this disappointment, but then, we want you to cheer up and help us come up with Taylor’s replacement. The movie is said to be an origin story, along the lines of Iron Man, but no age range has really been given, leaving this wide open for all the hot actors we fantasy-casting dreamers have been proposing for everything from Spider-Man to Hunger Games. Of course, some of us here at TheFABlife want Hunter Parrish for all of the movies, but we’d also be open to another werewolf — say The Vampire Diaries’ Michael Trevino? Or how about The Mortal Instruments’ also-ran Alex Pettyfer? Maybe this could be Harry Potter alum Matthew Lewis’ big break, or our chance to see more of Miley Cyrus‘ LOL co-star Douglas Booth. Well, here’s your chance to pick a candidate for the silliest-named superhero of them all:
Before today, we knew LOL as the movie starring Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus that had to have a pot-smoking scene removed because of Miley’s salvia incident. Now, a trailer of the pic is out, and it looks like a standard-issue teenage rebellion movie. Except for the fact that it stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. And also, this: Douglas Booth.
Because, wow. Those cheekbones. Those lips. We are seriously looking forward to when Masterpiece airs Great Expectations this spring (he’s Pip to Gillian Anderson’s Miss Havisham), and we might have to check out the Starz Pillars of the Earth miniseries. And here’s an interesting way to get your start as a heartthrob: the 20-year-old model-turned-actor played Boy George in the TV-movie Worried About the Boy.
Well, LOL (which is based on a French movie by the same name) still has no release date, but we will be looking forward to marking that on our calendars now. And after that, he’ll be in Romeo and Juliet opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Paul Giamatti, with a screenplay by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. In the meantime, browse this gallery, and then watch him fulfill our every dream by performing in what looks like a Lost tribute band and then inviting Miley to PARIS.