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.
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It’s been months since Shailene Woodley landed the role of Tris in Divergent, and the studio still hasn’t settled on who will play her hot older Dauntless mentor Four. Today, Variety reports that after testing four actors — Lucas Till, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Bracey and Jack Reynor — back in November, they’ve decided to retest Till along with Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer at the end of this week.
Till first came to our attention as Miley Cyrus‘ love interest in Hannah Montana: The Movie, and then in X-Men: First Class. We haven’t caught War Horse or anything else that Irvine has been in, but he wins over the others in the looks department (in our humble opinion). Pettyfer is the most troubling to us. Even though he’s the same age as the other two, 22, he reads older to us (and Four is supposed to be 18), maybe because the I Am Number Four star has been considered and rejected for just about every other male lead in a YA adaptation for the past three years. Also, he’s developed something of a nasty reputation in Hollywood, most recently for feuding with Channing Tatum on the set of Magic Mike. He’s undeniably good looking, with a tough Dauntless-worthy exterior, but we just wonder if he could capture the softer, Abnegation side of the character.
Even though we are offended that the filmmakers appear to be ignoring our choices entirely (and what ever happened to Evan Peters?), we’re super excited that this is one step closer to reality. The movie’s set for release on March 21, 2014.
Now tell us, which of these guys would you most want to see play Four?
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If you’re a human with a heart that loves and eyes that see and a soul that loved Mandy Moore in 2002’s A Walk To Remember, then Dakota Fanning‘s new movie Now is Good, coming out in the U.K. on May 25, will almost certainly make you weep. In case you wanted to know what you were getting into, however, before you started choking back sobs, let us break down all elements in the film’s newly released-trailer that jerked the tears right out of our ducts! There are just so, so many:
- A young person with leukemia.
- Leukemia, in general.
- The concept of a bucket list.
- British accents.*
- Parents who just don’t understand.
- The Flaming Lips‘ “Do You Realize?” being played over a carefree motorcycle ride.
- Horses just running free and easy.
- The tender kisses of War Horse star Jeremy Irvine.
- Jeremy Irvine reminding us of War Horse, which then made us cry about that movie. Why did we make all those horses go to war? Why?
- Realizing that we will never, ever, in a million years look that good in a pixie cut. Never.*
*Indicates the sentimental moments that probably wouldn’t make Emma Watson feel one way or the other.