If the name Nicholas Hoult doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because he isn’t a teenage idol who Disney tried to program us into liking. He was the young star in 2002’s About a Boy, a comedy that also featured Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Rachel Weisz. Two years ago, he appeared in A Single Man with Colin Firth.
He’ll next be seen in this summer’s X-Men: First Class as Beast. Future projects include the title role in Jack the Giant Killer and as one of the supporting stars in George Miller’s Fury Road, a prequel to the Mad Max Films. His latest acting gig is that of the lead in Summit Entertainment’s adaptation of the Isaac Marion novel, Warm Bodies. Jonathan Levine, who wrote the screenplay, is slated to direct.
In the film Hoult will play an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one his victims, and it starts a chain reaction that transforms him and perhaps will do the same for his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world.
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