Friday, November 05, 2010

Bright Young Stars

The new year is right around the corner and that means a new crop of up-and-coming talent are hitting the silver screens. We are thrilled to see so many promising new faces that are sure to be industry fixtures.

Jennifer Lawrence: Born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, Lawrence convinced her family to move to NYC at age 14 so she could pursue her acting dream. In 2008, Lawrence starred in "The Burning Plain" with Kim Basinger and Charlize Theron, earning her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Emerging Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Jennifer starred in the Sundance winning drama "Winter's Bone" which has gartered quite the Oscar buzz.

Rooney Mara: We loved her in the "Social Network" and can't wait to see her play the lead in the popular trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." More than a pretty face, Rooney is an inspiring active philanthropist. A visit to Kibera (a slum in Kenya) in 2006 exposed the young actress to the alarming number of orphans who have lost their parents to AIDS and HIV. Deeply impacted by the experience, Rooney founded Faces of Kibera, an organization dedicated to providing care to these children through various initiatives and aims to one day build an orphanage.

Tom Hardy: We predict that this scene stealing "Inception" actor will be the next Hollywood heartthrob, set to star in "Warrior" with Nick Nolte and the remake of the famous 70's action classic, "Mad Max 4: Fury Road." Rumors are swirling about his role in "The Dark Knight Rises" and we bet he will play one fantastic villain.

Juno Temple: For being only 21 years old, this exuberant actress has quite an impressive resume to date working alongside A-listers such as Cate Blanchett in "Notes On A Scandal" and Keira Knightley in "Atonement", both of which earned her rave reviews. What's next for Juno? Check her out in "Jack and Diane" opposite Jena Malone and in Paul W.S. Anderson's 3D film "The Three Musketeers" as Queen Anne with Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich.

Miles Teller: Miles makes his acting debut this year in "Rabbit Hole, the highly-anticipated film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, starring heavy hitters Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. Mile's performance in this tragic drama has placed him on Hollywood's short list, however his role as Willard in the comedy musical "Footloose" will undoubtedly prove his versatility and star potential.