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Jack O’Connell is headed to Netflix! Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank’s upcoming Netflix Western drama “Godless” has chosen its star. According to The Hollywood Reporter O’Connell will headline the series for Netflix. “Godless” is set in 1884 and follows ruthless outlaw Frank Griffin as he hunts down his former partner Roy Goode. Griffin rips through the West looking for the young man he treated like his child and now considers an enemy. The search leads Frank to La Belle, a town where the entire population is female. O’Connell will play Roy.Read More
One actress is taking a break from the past to join us in the present. “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe has joined the cast of Jodie Foster’s financial drama “Money Monster,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars George Clooney as Less Gates, a TV personality who also created a program called Money Monster that made a ridiculous amount of money. His luck quickly runs out when a gunman (Jack O’Connell) holds him and several of Gates’ colleagues hostage demanding celebrity uses the highly publicizes program to get the gunman hisRead More
In a year with several standout performances from young actors, BAFTA has announced their nominees for this year’s Rising Star Award. The British public will have to choose between Miles Teller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Shailene Woodley, Jack O’Connell and Margot Robbie. The two Americans who made the cut, Teller and Woodley, have been on fire lately. Woodley made a major splash a couple years ago in “The Descendants,” which she followed up with critically acclaimed indie “The Spectacular Now” opposite Teller.  In 2014, she was in indie “White Bird in a Blizzard,” and blockbusterRead More

Posted On December 31, 2014By Alamin YohannesIn Featured, Features, Television

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2014

Welcome to a special nearly double-sized compilation of the year’s biggest breakout stars. For the Class of 2014, we combined film and TV stars for the very first time. Fitting, since the line between TV and film is becoming more fluid than ever. Again, we were actually able to correctly predict that several of the stars on the list would have an amazing year, but of course, newcomers still popped up to surprise us and Hollywood and the world, and that’s the fun of it. As always, the hardest partRead More
Jack O’Connell is in talks for Jodie Foster’s thriller “Money Monster,” which has George Clooney set to star, according to TheWrap. Julia Roberts is also in talks to join the all-star cast. The financial thriller follows Clooney’s character, a bombastic host of a TV show called “Money Monster,” which offers advice to viewers. O’Connell plays a loose cannon whose pushed to the edge and decides to take Clooney’s character hostage on-air in order to force a stock to rise and expose how the financial market is manipulated and everyday peopleRead More
Jack O'Connell Third Unbroken Trailer
Universal has unveiled a new trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s “Unbroken,” starring rising English actor Jack O’Connell as the late U.S. Olympian-turned-WWII hero Louis Zamperini. Based on the 2010 New York Times bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand, “Unbroken” recounts the phenomenal life story of Zamperini, a troubled child who grew up to become a renowned Olympic runner. But his most triumphant achievements were the events following the aftermath of a plane crash in which he proved the unbreakable power of the human spirit. Alongside Russell Allen Phillips (Domhnall Gleeson) and Francis McNamaraRead More
Jack O'Connell 71
Before he brings Louie Zamperini’s life story to the big-screen in “Unbroken”, “Starred Up’s” Jack O’Connell will be on a quest to find haven from war in Yann Demange‘s “’71.” The film, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in February, is set during 1971 in Northern Ireland, a time in which conflict between the Protestants and Catholics stirred up a civil war. O’Connell plays Gary Hook, a young English soldier who is abandoned by his unit in the midst a riot on the streets, putting him in anRead More
After years of unexplained delays, the long-awaited third teamup of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper is about to see the light of day. “Serena,” directed by Susanne Bier and based on the novel by Ron Rash, was announced today as one of the films screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Other high profile galas and screenings at the festival including “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, which will open the festival, and David Ayer’s “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, whichRead More
Jack O Connell 71
Before he takes on World War II as the legendary Louis Zamperini in “Unbroken,” rising British star Jack O’Connell will face the dangers of Belfast in Yann Demange‘s feature directorial debut “’71.” The first trailer for the wartime thriller has debuted, giving us our first look at O’Connell as Gary Hook, a British soldier who is abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Similarly to “Unbroken,” the story follows a young man’s quest for survival as he tries to find his way toRead More
Jack O Connell Starred Up
Jack O’Connell faces adult prison horrors in the new trailer for David Mackenzie‘s “Starred Up” — a film that is set to jump-start the 23-year-old former “Skins” stars’ leading man career. Written by prisoner psychotherapist-turned-screenwriter Jonathan Asser, “Starred Up” centers on Eric (O’Connell), a high-risk young offender who is sent into an adult prison where he must face his estranged father and fellow inmate, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn). Also co-starring is “Homeland” star Rupert Friend as Oliver, a volunteer prison psychologist who tries to help Eric control his fits of rageRead More