While the word’s still out on his return to Lima, Ohio, Glee‘s Grant Gustin‘s about to make his mark in theaters. Known for his days as the villainous Sebastian Symthe on television’s musical sensation, Gustin has just landed the lead in the indie Affluenza, set to start production next week in Manhattan and Great Neck, N.Y. But aside from that confirmed role, there’s also the possibility of a major break-out coming his way.
The actor has also revealed to The Insider that he’s auditioned for the hotly-contested role of Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Considering Lionsgate seems to be looking at all young male talent – including Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, and Taylor Kitsch – there’s no reason why Gustin may have a leg up, but there’s another hat to throw into the ring.
As for his indie project, one can check out the synopsis below, courtesy of THR:
Described as a modern-day take on The Great Gatsby, the film centers on Todd Goodman (Gustin), a preppy alpha male jock who hails from a wealthy family. A turn of events during the financial crisis of 2008 forces him to face life in the real world. Kevin Asch is directing from a screenplay Antonio Macia.
Gustin’s still a bit of an unknown to non-Glee fans. He signed up this week to mentor contestants on the Oxygen reality show The Glee Project and has just wrapped a lead role in the original Lifetime television film A Mother’s Nightmare. Before Glee, he was roaming the country with the national tour of West Side Story. His work on Fox was both hilarious and charming but it’ll be interesting to see what he can do outside of the realm of glee clubs. The role in this indie project sounds very similar to his Glee character, so it doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch or even a challenge for him, but I’ll hold out judgment until more info is available.
Would you like to see Gustin in Catching Fire? Looking forward to more roles from the actor?
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute