Rising Stars

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    All Eyes on Gustav Lindh: The Young Star of QUEEN OF HEARTS Will Not Go Away | Q&A

    Danish film, QUEEN OF HEARTS, starring Trine Dyrholm and Gustav Lindh, started our movie-watching November with a big, and unexpectedly sexual bang. This out-of-the-box take on adultery, abuse and poor decision-making will leave a lasting impression with the viewers and we invite you to see this film as soon as possible. See the trailer for […] More

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    Noah Centineo: a Rising Star & the Internet’s Boyfriend?

    At the ripe old age of 22, Noah Centineo ruled the Internet this summer, earning the nickname “The Internet’s boyfriend.”  For those of you unfamiliar with the tall dark and handsome 6’1” work, he played the brooding, complicated twin brother in the long-running Freeform family drama, The Fosters.  That show, a ground-breaking youth drama that began […] More

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  • Rising star: Egyptian born Zeeko Zaki breaks the mold in CBS's hit TV show "FBI"

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    Man on a Mission: ‘FBI’ Star Zeeko Zaki Represents

    Zeeko Zaki, the strikingly handsome 6’5″ square-jawed star of the CBS TV series “FBI” is on a mission, proud of his Egyptian roots and touting the importance of representation in popular culture.  Before his breakout role on “FBI” he was playing plenty of terrorists and military types.  Eager to break the typecasting for Muslim American […] More

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  • Man on Top: Armie Hammer focuses on films with human stories and better roles and the process can push him all the way to the top.
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    Armie Hammer 2.0: Shifting Gears and Getting Noticed

    A lot of people make assumptions about Armie Hammer. With Golden Hollywood classic good looks, a strapping 6’5″ frame, and a pedigree from one of America’s most famous families, it would be easy to assume that things come easy to Hammer. Not so.  His is a career of near misses and hard work. Anyone remember […] More

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    Lana Condor is on Top of the World

    Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor is on top of the world.  Her Netflix teen romcom, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” was one of the three top movies this summer for the streaming service.  In fact Netflix reported that these top three original Netflix productions (the other two are “Set It Up” and “Sierra Burgess […] More

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    Ethan Peck is Mr. Spock on Star Trek Discovery

    In popular science fiction, there is no character comparable to Mr. Spock.  Star Trek’s legendary Vulcan, in a role pioneered by the late Leonard Nimoy, wisely served as the first officer, science officer and assorted roles on the starship Enterprise through the 1960s TV series and a number of feature films, not to mention guest […] More

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  • Rising star, Chad Michael Collins, best known for his role as Brandon Beckett in Sony Pictures' SNIPER franchise, talks about his upcoming films and TV projects.

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    Catching Up with Chad Michael Collins: From Hunting Werewolves to Shooting Shirtless Photos

    New York native and longtime BNH fave, Chad Michael Collins, is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood.  Probably best known for his SNIPER (Sony Pictures) series, Collins has recently been upping his social media game, posting some very hot photos that are not only making for thirsty tweets from fans, but also signaling […] More

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  • Ryan Coogler is an entertaining filmmaker with a message in his films.
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    Director Ryan Coogler and ‘Black Panther’: A Shifting Tide in Hollywood

    Afro-Futurist Now! Ryan Coogler, the director of the hit Marvel flick Black Panther is cementing his reputation as the new Spike Lee, a filmmaker who addresses black American social issues while still making entertainment. At the ripe old age of 31, his film resume is impressive – his first film Fruitvale Station was about the […] More

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  • All eyes on British actor, Harris Dickinson, in 'Trust' (FX series)
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    Trust HARRIS DICKINSON

    He was the star of a highly acclaimed daring drama of a young man exploring his sexuality.  The film burst on the screen at last year’s Sundance Film Festival – you may be thinking Call Me By Your Name and the triumphant Timothee Chalamet.  But it was British actor, Harris Dickinson, age 21, who also […] More

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    A Young James Bond: Can Harry Styles Do It?

    James Bond fans collectively held their breath (and noses) at the news that One Direction singer, Harry Styles, 23, is possibly a contender for the role of the British super spy. Longtime Christopher Nolan film editor, Lee Smith, told British press that “Harry could do it. If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? […] More

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    Get to Know ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Star Timothée Chalamet

    This winter, you will either get to know Timothée (pronounced Timo-tay) Chalamet very well thanks to his highly anticipated indie drama, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, or not. Independent film – even one distributed by Sony Classics – are not necessarily star-makers, but Chalamet will enjoy the growing credibility and recognition that honors a film […] More

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    Calum Worthy Breaks Out in ‘Bodied’ – TIFF 2017 Films

    Although the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program is typically associated with genre pictures, particularly horror, one of the most buzzed about titles to premiere in the coveted late night slot this year was director Joseph Khan’s satirical, genre-defying examination of battle rap, Bodied. The film stars Calum Worthy as Adam, a hyper-literate PhD […] More

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  • Rising star Dylan O'Brien and co-star Shiva Negar jump into the action in "American Assassin."
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    American Assassin: a Generic Overkill Saved by Dylan O’Brien and Shiva Negar

    Based on the novel by bestselling author, Vince Flynn American Assassin follows the dangerous mission of a civilian turned CIA killer. Under the supervision and hardcore training of a Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (actor, Michael Keaton), a young CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is put on an assignment to chase leads […] More

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  • Nicholas Hoult shows versatility in his roles, Ansel Elgort utilizes social media to its fullest potential,. Tom Holland brings huge success to the Spider-Man franchise.
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    What Young Hollywood Actors know about Success

    “Young Hollywood” has been roughly defined by ages 18-35 when an actor can still play a high schooler or virgin with any sort of authenticity. Into this fray are actors in their 20s all vying for the same number of projects.  From a producer’s point of view, they want an actor who will help sell […] More

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    Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Oscar’s Next Great Actor – Film Clip

    Don’t break out the violins just yet but Aaron Taylor-Johnson wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for his very memorable (and Golden Globe winning) performance in the thriller, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.  Instead, co-star Michael Shannon scored the Best Supporting Actor nom.  Save your tears for Amy Adams who was snubbed for both of her starring roles in […] More

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  • Christian Bale biographer, Harrison Cheung pens new new YA novel.
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    Christian Bale Bio Author Harrison Cheung Elevates with YA Novel ‘West of Weird’

    This month we received exciting news about our friend, Brave New Hollywood guest-blogger, author Harrison Cheung who has been achieving new success and aiming for higher, creative grounds. Harrison is the author of Christian Bale: The inside Story of the Darkest Batman, an entertaining, character study of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, and the career […] More

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  • Adulthood and Los Angeles. 'Hashtag Adulting' explores growing up in the big, busy city.
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    Ben Baur & Thandi Tolmay Engage in #Adulting

    Love, success and making it through the day, with no CliffNotes in sight, can be a tough deal in a big city.  But with patience, observant eyes, and a dash of humor (OK, lots of humor), most of us may just make it.  When actors Ben Baur and Thandi Tolmay are doing the hand-holding we […] More

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  • Oliver Dench aimed to remove years of misconception attached to Shakespeare and make the author's work funny, accessible and enjoyable.
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    Oliver Dench Saddles Up for his TV debut on YTV’s RIDE

    A promising cast of young talent is ready to hit Canadian TV in a buzzy new drama about the posh world of equestrianism. Ride, a family, action series on YTV (Canada) follows the adventures of Katherine “Kit” Bridges when she and her Dad, Rudy, move to England for his new job at Covington Academy, an […] More

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  • Actor, Finn Cole: Brave New Hollywood's spotlight
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    The Rising Star of Animal Kingdom: Finn Cole

    Not too long ago, Finn Cole was a student, doing his “A” levels – that’s British for college tests. During his spare time, Finn would run lines with his older brother, Joe Cole, an actor on BBC’s Peaky Binders (available in the U.S. on Netflix).  While Cole Finn had always been interested in acting and […] More

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    Sharknado Franchise Adds Cody Linley

    Cody Linley is making a huge splash this summer with a starring role in Syfy’s latest installment of the smash hit “Sharknado” franchise – “Sharknado 4.” Cody’s character Matt is the eldest son of Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid). After surviving the first Sharknado, Matt finished flight school and joined the Army. He’s experienced the events of […] More

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  • Shannon Kook said "no" to his friends to prepare for the tough character in Dark Places movie
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    Rising Star Shannon Kook on DARK PLACES

    We recently sat down with actor Shannon Kook, a rising star who hit our radar two years ago, especially when we talked to him at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 where he, along with three Canadian actors, Sophie Desmarais, Alexandre Landry, Julia Sarah Stone  were named TIFF Rising Stars of the year. At […] More

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  • You have seen Micah Hauptman in 'Parker' (2013), and Shotime's "Masters of Sex."
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    Talking IN STEREO with Micah Hauptman

    Meet Micah Hauptman who stars in the upcoming feature film In Stereo, written and directed by Mel Rodriguez III. This un-romantic, not-so-funny comedy set on the streets of New York, is sure to be an Indie favorite of 2015.  Hauptman has been working as an actor in Hollywood for over a decade. Within the past […] More

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    THE AMAZING NEWEST SPIDER-MAN: Tom Holland

    After the dust has settled, the latest superhero casting war is finished with the British unknown, Tom Holland, winning the lead to replace Andrew Garfield. SPIDER-MAN has been one of the more lucrative Marvel properties until – depending on your point of view – the last Garfield-starred project killed the franchise.  Sony/Columbia Pictures acted quickly to […] More

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    The Young Cast of Poltergeist 2015 Shine

    The 1982 horror classic POLTERGEIST has been updated for a new generation of movie goers. Back in the 80s, director Tobe Hooper steered the Spielberg-penned ghost story into a hit franchise that spawned a number of sequels. Spielberg then was very much in his suburbia phase, setting tales of aliens (E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS) in non-descript subdivisions […] More

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    Film Review: ‘All the Wilderness’ Is Alive With Kodi Smit-McPhee

    On surface, James Charm, played skillfully by Kodi Smit-McPhee (Dawn of the Planet of The Apes, Young Ones) is the typical American teenager, a single child being raised by a single mother. Yet it is the loss of his father that brings on a rocky adulthood for the emotionally distressed James. There are weekly visits […] More

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  • Ezra Miller to reprise THE FLASH for WB's 2018 film. But why not Grant Gustin?
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    We Need to Talk About Ezra Miller, The Flash

    Fans matter… Until They Don’t. The CW Network – home of such teen oriented shows as THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, and ARROW, struck gold again when they launched their latest superhero TV series, THE FLASH. Starring relatively unknown Grant Gustin, 25, as Barry Allen/The Flash, the TV series has been both a winner with the […] More

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    Actor Lee Majdoub Dabbles in A Double Dose of Horror

    Actor Lee Majdoub is truly the face of the new global cinema. Born in Lebanon, but having lived in Italy, Switzerland, the USA, and now Canada, his tastes and talents are as eclectic as his increasingly diverse résumé. Accordingly, we here at Brave New Hollywood were thrilled to nab the busy actor (Underworld: Awakening, The […] More

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    Rising Star Alert: Chad Michael Collins

    If they still made action stars like they used to, the box office’s biggest badass wouldn’t be a 62-year old father of two from Ireland, and Rocky wouldn’t have been able to launch a global franchise simply by reuniting all your old heroes from the 80’s. But fortunately, no one’s shared this fact with actor, […] More

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    Newcomer Taron Egerton in ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

    The new Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer packs a punch, showcasing a rare, physical side of Colin Firth – as in, the actor engages in serious ass-kicking. The action-packed clips also features, newcomer Taron Egerton, playing a young thug and chosen by Firth for a new path in life. Born in North Wales, Egerton is better known to […] More

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    Meet TIFF 2014’s Rising Stars

    Every year, for roughly 10 days in September, filmmakers from around the world descend on Canada’s largest city for The Toronto International Film Festival. Of course, with the crowds come the usual A-list posturing, cutthroat deal-making, and cinematic mutton dressed as lamb, but also scattered amidst the ephemera are some real deal moviemakers—directors, actors, writers, […] More

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    Rising Star: Jack O’Connell in ‘Starred Up’

      RISING STAR: We pride ourselves on spotting new talent here at Brave New Hollywood and the latest rising star who should be on your radar is Jack O’Connell. The 24-year-old British actor has been on the scene since 2005 with smaller roles in film and TV—notably Skins, which has become something of a talent […] More

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    Renée Marino: A Jersey Girl Conquers Hollywood

    Most actors might be terrified at the prospect of having their first real on-camera performance be directed by Dirty Harry himself, Clint Eastwood, but most actors aren’t Renée Marino. A talented triple threat who’s been burning up the stage for years in productions of everything from West Side Story to High School Musical, Marino makes her […] More

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    MAX IRONS: Red Riding Hood’s Chosen Man

    In 2006, photographer Mario Testino booked this young man for a Burberry shoot, on the spot, after he saw him walking by on a street. Little did his new subject know, he will be posing with the iconic Kate Moss – and little the photographer knew, his unknown, must-be-made-famous discovery is actually the son of […] More

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