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John Boyega has won the lead role in Stephen Hopkins’s (“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”) upcoming Jesse Owens biopic “Race,” according to a report by Variety. “Race” will chronicle how Owens went from being the son of an Alabama sharecropper to reaching legendary status by becoming a four-time gold medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens not only broke Olympic records with his consecutive victories, but he also overcame Adolf Hitler’s stance of not permitting Jews and Blacks to participate in the games. Boyega took to Twitter onRead More
We haven’t seen much of British actor John Boyega since his breakout role in Joe Cornish’s “Attack the Block,” but we’ll see him at Sundance next year as he prepares to headline “Imperial Dreams,” playing a young father. Malik Vitthal directed the film which follows Boyega’s character: “A 21-year-old, reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and his future are put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.” Rotimi Akinosho, Glenn Plummer, Keke Palmer and De’aundre Bonds alsoRead More
Yet another high profile young male role is up for grabs, with three contenders lining up to test for the lead in Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation “The Secret Service”, which already has Colin Firth starring. Variety reports “Attack the Block”‘s John Boyega, “Skins”‘ Jack O’Connell and “Magic City” series star Christian Cooke have already or will shortly read for the role. Described as “James Bond meets My Fair Lady” by co-creator Mark Millar, the six-part miniseries comic book follows a ruffian from a rough London neighborhood who gets recruitedRead More

Posted On December 30, 2011By Linda GeIn Features, Lists

Up and Comers Presents: The Breakout Stars of 2011

Just like last year, it was a great year for watching the discovery and rise of new young actors. While a few on the list were already on our radar heading into the year, the exciting part was discovering brand new talent that came out of nowhere to grab our – and the world’s – attention. There were a lot of wonderful actors to choose from, from new Sundance darlings to action heroes, Oscar hopefuls and future A-listers, and it took us a lot of work to narrow it down.Read More
Critic’s Circles and Guilds across America have already begun their awards season but today has brought the first set of critics nominations from across the pond in Britain, courtesy of the London Critics’ Circle, and we’re pleased to see some fresh rising stars joining those we’ve already come to expect. The Best Actress category brings the two big surprises, with Kirsten Dunst being nominated for her stunning performance in Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia” – a role which won her Best Actress at Cannes – and Anna Paquin, in the little-seenRead More
Some of our favorite up and comers got some award recognition this morning as the British Independent Film Awards announced their annual list of nominees. Steve McQueen’s “Shame”, Thomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and Paddy Considine’s “Tyrannosaur” were the big newsmakers, each being nominated in all the major categories including Best Film, Best Director and Best Acting (Lead and Supporting). In the most relevant of categories: Most Promising Newcomer, some of our favorites including John Boyega, star of “Attack the Block”, Tom Cullen of “Weekend” and Jessica Brown FindlayRead More
William and Kate have met and mingled with BAFTA’s inaugural class of British actors to watch for, but there’s plenty more talent where they came from. Screen Daily released recently their annual list of UK Stars of Tomorrow, names less known than the ones BAFTA chose, but who have shown incredible promise for a bright future in acting both in the UK and internationally. And Screen Daily’s got a good track record, having discovered in recent years the likes of Carey Mulligan, Dominic Cooper, Rebecca Hall and Aaron Johnson. “AsRead More
South by Southwest favorite (SXSW), Attack the Block will be landing in UK cinemas on May 11, and can be expected to release in US theaters shortly thereafter. From the producers of Shaun of the Dead comes the story of inner city teens facing off against alien invaders. Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block stars John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Jodie Whittaker, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway. Check them out in the hilarious new trailer below. Attack The Block Trailer – Watch more Funny VideosRead More