Alex Pettyfer And Matt Bomer ‘Now’ Guys

While The New York Times today reports that DreamWorks intends to groom its I Am Number Four star Alex Pettyfer for stardom, Fox and New Regency have got him next. Pettyfer and Matt Bomer have been added to play starring roles in Now, the Andrew Niccol-directed film that stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

DreamWorks clearly hopes that Pettyfer will front a franchise in I Am Number Four, an alien story which will span multiple books. Pettyfer is also on a short list–along with Aaron Johnson and Max Irons and a couple others, I hear–for Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer. He also will stars in Beastly next year for CBS Films.

As for Bomer, he’s got a high profile feature role, after almost coming out of nowhere to get a big feature shot several years ago, when Brett Ratner pushed hard for him to play Superman in a three-picture arc. That possibility went away when Ratner dropped from the project. Bomer has gone on to star in the USA Network series White Collar.

Now takes place in a future where the aging gene has been turned off, and life as measured by units of time becomes the currency.

Source: Deadline.com

Congratulations Matt on your new project!

REMINDER: Matt is attending the Primetime TV Crimefighters event tonight!

[spoiler]Join us for an evening with our famous TV cops about their careers, the stories behind their current series and how crime shows on television have changed over the years.

PANELISTS INCLUDE*
MATT BOMER (White Collar) • NATHAN FILLION (Castle) • THOMAS GIBSON (Criminal Minds) • ANGIE HARMON (Rizzoli & Isles) • MARG HELGENBERGER (CSI) • BORIS KODJOE (Undercovers) • MARY McCORMACK (In Plain Sight) • MATT PASSMORE (The Glades) • SKEET ULRICH (Law & Order: Los Angeles) • KELLI WILLIAMS (Lie To Me)

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE[/spoiler]

You can watch the live webcast at 7:30 PM (Pacific) here.

  • Rob
  • Sahira

    That is such great news. I always wanted to see Matt in films.
    I can hardly wait to see the film!!!

  • murry

    Congratulations dear Matt!

  • Dy-no-mite

    Yay, Matt!

    Hopefully this will be a nice, juicy role

  • Sab

    Apparently “Now” is the new title for the movie shown on IMDb as “I’m.Mortal”.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637688/

    There’s more info here: http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2010/11/01/alex-pettyfer-matt-bomer-immortal-now/

  • Sab

    And apparently the movie has already started filming:

    http://x17online.com/celebrities/justin_timberlake/justin_timberlake_and_olivia_wilde_are_mere.php#more

    It’s difficult to judge what kind of a part this will be for Matt without more info, but I’m definitely glad to see he’s going to be fitting in some movie work during his hiatus from filming White Collar.

  • Valentina

    Congratulations Matt!:)
    Can’t wait for the movie!

  • Sharon M.

    I am glad to see Matt landing a role in a movie but I hope that he is not just “eye candy”. No question that he is lovely to look at but as an actor he is so much more. His show White Collar certainly is more than just another show on “the tube”. I hope to see him in a great drama movie soon!

  • Lynne

    Well, Deadline also reported he recently went from ICM to CAA so it seems he has changed agents.

    Bravo Matt for staying busy!

  • Matt Bomer live at Primetime TV Crimefighters event!

    http://twitpic.com/334002

  • Rob

    Kelly – thanks. As always Matt is a classy guy when interviewed.

  • Carol A

    Matt did great on the Crime Fighters Panel. Again, when he mentioned one of the charities he does with burn victums, he was so gracious.
    He is truly a caring person.

  • Minty

    I just finished watching the live stream….so excited to see Matt LIVE. Unbelievable!He looked like very nervous though… the other actors were so funny and relaxed.