Aussies in Hollywood

We all know the Aussie Hollywood heavyweights and the success they’ve achieved overseas. Today we’ll be looking at new up and coming Aussie stars who are about to hit the silver screen in a big way.

Aussie favourite Brenton Thwaites, who recently starred in Maleficent as Prince Phillip earned rave reviews for his (albeit brief) performance and is about to star in The Giver based on the critically acclaimed book by Lois Lowry. This fantasy thriller looks to be quite enthralling and a positive step for the young star in making a name overseas. Thwaites will also feature in Gods of Egypt, directed by Alex Proyas and Son of a Gun co-starring alongside Ewan McGregor. We can expect big things to come from this rising star.


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Also about to break out on to the scene is Aussie hunk Luke Bracey starring in The Best of Me, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. One could only hope he garners the same success as predecessor Liam Hemsworth who scored his big break playing Will Blakelee in the Nicholas Sparks adapted film The Last Song. Bracey previously starred as Riley, the love interest of Leighton Meesters character Meg in Monte Carlo. He’s also sharing the spotlight with Pierce Brosnan in upcoming action thriller, The November Man.

Trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers Youtube

Trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers Youtube

According to IMDB Callan Mulvey will be involved in the soon to be released Batman vs Superman film, it is unknown what role he will take on, with many speculating. Mulvey’s career is gaining momentum especially after the success of 300 Rise of an Empire portraying Scyllias and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Jack Rollins.

In his first blockbuster role Steve Peacocke will be playing Stephanos in Hercules. Starring alongside Dwayne Johnson. Peacocke and Johnson previewed a 20 minute clip last month in Sydney for select fans.

Trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers Youtube

Recently announced Dance Academy favourite Keiynan Lonsdale will star alongside Aussie actor Jai Courteney (see below) in the second instalment to the Veronica Roth novels Insurgent.


Keeping up with the Aussies:

Xavier Samuel came to amass success in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Riley. He has also worked on Anonymous and A Few Best Men. His upcoming role is in action drama, Fury, starring alongside Brad Pitt and Scott Eastwood.

Trailer courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Youtube

Sam Reid who is known for his roles in films such as Anonymous, The Railway Man and Belle, as well as TV mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys will be starring in Posh (The Riot Club) alongside Douglas Booth, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer and Max Irons. He will also star in drama, Serena with a star studded cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Blake Ritson, Toby Jones and Sean Harris.

Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures UK Youtube

Jai Courtney has starred in favourites such as TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as well as Jack Reacher and Divergent. He is about to star in two highly anticipated drama films, Russell Crowe’s Directorial Debut The Water Diviner and Angelina Jolies upcoming film Unbroken. He will also reprise his role as Eric in Insurgent.

Trailer courtesy of The Water Diviner Movie Official Channel Youtube

Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures Youtube

Margot Robbie who rose to fame in The Wolf of Wall Street is doing well with upcoming roles in movies Suite Francaise based on the book by Irène Némirovsky and action adventure Tarzan. The Aussie starlet is making her mark overseas not just on film but the fashion stakes too, landing a photo spread in illustrious magazine Vanity Fair.

Emily Browning recently starred alongside Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in Pompeii and is set to grace our screens alongside Tom Hardy in Legend. Browning is also known for her roles in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sucker Punch and The Host.

Liam Hemsworth is continuing his role as Gale in The Hunger Games saga with the latest instalment to be released later in the year. Brother Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman 2.

Trailer courtesy of The Hunger Games Youtube

Trailer courtesy of The Hunger Games Youtube

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