Friday, April 02, 2010

April 2010's Ones-to-Watch: Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, & Alex O'Loughlin

This month the fresh faces are romancing, ass-kicking, and/or smoking hot. Check out who you should be keeping an eye on in April (in order of release):

Name: Liam Hemsworth
Age: 20
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Trivia: He has an older brother, Chris, who is becoming just as successful as him. You saw him in the first five minutes of the Star Trek reboot as Captain Kirk's dad and you'll see him next Spring starring in Thor.
Where you've seen him...dangling off of Miley Cyrus's arm.
Where to see him: Falling in love with Cyrus in the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Last Song.
Up next: In 2011, he'll star in Arabian Nights, an adventure film about a young commander, Sinbad, and Aladdin's battle against dark forces.

Name: Aaron Johnson
Age: 19
Hometown: High Wycombe, England
Trivia: He's getting married to his former director, 44-year-old Sam Taylor Wood (Nowhere Boy), and they're expecting a child together.
Where you've seen him...Briefly in Shanghai Knights and The Illusionist.
Where to see him: In this month's romantic indie The Greatest and the action comedy Kick-Ass as the title character.
Up next: He'll star in his fiancee's John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy this October, and he just wrapped up Japanese Ring director Hideo Nakata's adaptation of the dramatic thriller Chatroom.

Name: Chloe Moretz 
Age: 13 
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Trivia: She was originally supposed to voice the female character in Bolt and even recorded all of the dialogue before Disney decided to get Miley Cyrus to do it.
Where you've seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt's little sister in (500) Days of Summer and in last month's Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Where to see her: In the action comedy Kick-Ass on April 16th as Hit Girl, a new badass heroine for this generation.
Up next: This October, she'll star in the remake of the Norwegian horror romance Let Me In with Australian newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins. She'll be apart of the large ensemble cast (Kate Winslet, Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long, and many more) for the skit-film Untitled Comedy. She'll costar in the family film The Invention of Hugo Cabret with British newcomer Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang), Ben Kingsley, and Sacha Baron Cohen. And she's rumored to have the lead role in the comedy Mixtape, a film about a girl who tracks down each of the tape's obscure songs, so she can learn more about the mother she never knew.

Name: Alex O'Loughlin
Age: 33 
Hometown: Canberra (born) and Sydney (raised), Australia
Trivia: Lost out to Daniel Craig for the Bond role. Also, he's Irish and Scottish, and he knows Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
Where you've seen him...on CBS's short-lived shows "Moonlight" and "Three Rivers," and the films August Rush and Whiteout.
Where to see him: In the rom-com Back-Up Plan romancing Jennifer Lopez on April 23rd.
Up next: CBS is willing to bet that third time's a charm, giving him another series, this time as a cop in the revival of "Hawaii Five-O" this Fall, where he'll be starring alongside Scott Caan ("Entourage"), Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost"), Jean Smart ("Samantha, Who?"), and Grace Park ("Battlestar Galactica").

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