It’s been one busy weekend for shortlist news, and now comes word even more up and comers are contending for the lead in Roland Emmerich’s next sci-fi epic, titled “Singularity.” Once again, THR has the list of actors reading for the director next week, and this batch includes Luke Grimes, Logan Marshall-Green, Julian Morris and Thomas McDonnell.
“Singularity” follows a young man named Adam, whose body is made up of “nanobots”, making him extremely powerful. Also said to be in the running but not reading next week are “Prince Caspian” Ben Barnes and Australian newcomer Luke Bracey.
Grimes made his acting debut opposite Amber Heard in “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” and may be most well known for his role as Ryan on “Brothers and Sisters.” Marshall-Green got his break on “The O.C.” but may hit another plateau when he appears in a lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” next year. Morris is primarily a TV actor, having appeared on recurring roles on shows like “ER”, “Pretty Little Liars” and “24.” McDonnell recently appeared in Disney’s “Prom” and will next play a young Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows.”