Screen Junkies » The Last Apprentice http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:19:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Step Aside Pettyfer: Sam Claflin Wins Lead In ‘The Seventh Son’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/step-aside-pettyfer-sam-claflin-wins-lead-in-the-seventh-son/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/step-aside-pettyfer-sam-claflin-wins-lead-in-the-seventh-son/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:25:06 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204956 This guy makes Alex Pettyfer look like Cam Gigandet! Wait, what?

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Sam Clafin, one of the stars of the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has won the tween dreamboat sweepstakes and secured the coveted male lead in the kid-lit adaptation The Seventh Son. The films has gone through several changes, both title and casting included, but this appears to be the the final iteration. The film, at one point called The Last Apprentice, after the popular series of novels it’s based on, was always set to star Jeff Bridges as a Witch Hunter, and at one point Alex Pettyfer, star of the flops I Am Number Four and Beastly, was set to play the titular apprentice. Jennifer Lawrence, among other actresses, was in talks to play the female lead, but now that role has gone to newcomer Alicia Vicander.

Warne Brothers and Legendary Pictures are producing, and acclaimed Russian director Sergei Bodrov (Mongol) will handle behind the camera duties. Congratulations to Clafin and Vicander, and to all the young hopefuls looking to score a little Pattinson/Stewart cache, thanks for playing Who Wants To Be A Tween Idol! (The Playlist)

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Alex Pettyfer Can’t Decide Between ‘Twilight’ Knock-Offs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alex-pettyfer-cant-decide-which-twilight-knock-off-he-wants-to-do/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alex-pettyfer-cant-decide-which-twilight-knock-off-he-wants-to-do/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:21:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23007 With nary a film in theaters, Alex Pettyfer is already like sugar to the young adults. That's why it comes as no surprise that he is up to his armpits in young adult movie franchises.

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With nary a film in theaters, Alex Pettyfer is already like sugar to the young adults. That’s why it comes as no surprise that he is up to his armpits in young adult movie franchises. Producers of The Mortal Instruments would love to have his stomach muscles in their adaptation and Screen Gems has put up a considerable amount of money to woo him, but it seems that Pettyfer has his eye on another YA franchise.

The Last Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles in the UK) is picking up a lot of heat. Oscar favorites Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lawrence are circling, due in no small part to the visual inventiveness of director Sergey Bodrov. The film follows a teenager (with stomach muscles) as he trains to be an exorcist in the 1700′s. Pettyfer make perfect sense for the role because, as you may or may not know, all of the best exorcists are totally shredded and excel at walking in slow motion through floating embers. You can’t expect the Devil to take you seriously if you’ve got a weak core. (Vulture)

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