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Kristen Stewart has found her partner in crime in British actor Alex Pettyfer. Variety reports Pettyfer has landed the male lead and will play opposite Stewart in gritty indie actioner “Cali”, scheduled to begin filming later this summer under the direction of Nick Cassavetes. Stewart and Pettyfer will play a pair of Southern Californian lovebirds who have become rich and successful through some not so savory or legal means. After making and selling a fake snuff film starring Stewart’s character Mya, the two drive off into the sunset, only toRead More
Lee Daniels has had his eye on Alex Pettyfer for a while. He wanted to cast him in “The Paperboy” over a year ago, but scheduling ultimately couldn’t be worked out and the role, for better or worse, went to Zac Efron. Now it appears the time is right for the actor and director to finally work together, as Deadline reports Pettyfer has joined the all-star cast of Daniels’ next, “The Butler.” Pettyfer will play the supporting role of Thomas Westphall amongst a cast that already includes Forest Whitaker, DavidRead More
“Magic Mike” star Alex Pettyfer will headline indie drama “Diamond Dogs”, according to Variety. Pascal Chaumeil, who is gearing up to shoot “A Long Way Down” with Emile Hirsch and Imogen Poots, will direct Pettyfer as a popular high school student whose life spirals out of control when he accidentally kills someone, a crime his father then tries to cover up. The search is currently on for a high profile actor to play the teen’s sheriff father. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name byRead More
Vanessa Hudgens, still perhaps most well-known for her starring role in the Disney musical franchise High School Musical, has been slowly choosing roles outside of that genre, unfortunately with mixed success. 2009’s Bandslam was a charming dramedy, that through the wrong marketing failed to capture the right audience, and two films in 2011 – Beastly and Sucker Punch – suffered from terrible reviews and poor box office success. Deadline today reports that Hudgens has signed on to The Frozen Ground, a thriller based on “true events surrounding Alaska‚Äôs most notoriousRead More
Looks like Alex Pettyfer is bouncing back quickly after a disappointing start to 2011 amid disappointing box office and tabloid rumors running amuck. Variety reports from Cannes that the young thesp is in talks to join “Overdrive”, a high voltage action thriller which will pair him with fellow Brit Matthew Goode. This news comes just one day after it was announced director Steven Soderbergh had hand-picked Pettyfer to star opposite Channing Tatum in his male stripper project “Magic Mike”, based on a summer from Tatum’s own adolescence. In “Overdrive”, PettyferRead More
Channing Tatum is about to reveal parts of himself that the world has never seen. Yes, he will be playing a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s next feature, “Magic Mike”, and today it was announced that he will be joined by Alex Pettyfer, but more astonishingly, the film is a bit of a biopic, and is based on Tatum’s own real life experiences working as a male stripper the year he was 19 years old. Deadline reports that the British up and comer Pettyfer will actually be playing the characterRead More
Hang tight to your memories of childhood fairytales, because most of them are about to get a make-over in the next couple of years. Thanks in no small part to the massive success of Tim Burton’s live-action 3-D fantasy “Alice in Wonderland”, nearly every fairytale, legend and folklore is being snatched up by studios to remake, re-invent and re-imagine for the big screen, sometimes more than once (yes, there really are three Snow Whites and two Peter Pans in active development). And each one has a new “twist” to makeRead More

Posted On December 17, 2010By Linda GeIn Casting

Alex Pettyfer to star as James Hunt in racing biopic

Dreamworks is envisioning their 2011 teen alien actioner “I Am Number Four” to be the first film in a huge franchise, and is busy grooming its star, 20-year-old British import Alex Pettyfer, to be the Next Big Thing. Deadline reports the studio is developing a biopic of 70s race car driver James Hunt for Pettyfer, who will also act as a producer. The project, optioned from “Shunt: The Story of James Hunt” by Tom Rubython about the British driver who won the Formula One World Championships in 1976 and launchedRead More
Pulling double duty in two highly anticipated teen-driven movies and surely more on the way, Alex Pettyfer looks poised to become the next young Hollywood heartthrob. A modern re-imagining of “Beauty and the Beast”, “Beastly” sees Pettyfer as a beautiful but selfish and vein teenager who is cursed with a monstrous appearance when he refuses to show kindness to a sorceress in disguise (played by Mary-Kate Olsen). Mentored by Neil Patrick Harris and falling for Vanessa Hudgens, I think we all know how this story goes. “Beastly” releases in theatersRead More