Hollywood Thesps to Test for The Seventh Son
Hollywood’s up and coming stars have a fresh target: Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. co-production The Seventh Son.
Variety reports that as with most tentpoles these days, almost every young actor and actress of note in town is up for the open roles, especially including Sam Claflin (On Stranger Tides), Caleb Landry-Jones (Banshee in X-Men: First Class) and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) are testing for Tom, while Imogen Poots (Solitary Man), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), Alicia Vikander, Gabrielle Wild and Dianna Agron (Glee) are up for the role of Alice.
With Alex Pettyfer pulling out and Jennifer Lawrence now plunged on The Hunger Games, a wide net is being cast for the roles of Tom and Alice in the film about the former, the seventh son of a seventh son in the 1700s who finds out he has the ability to see creatures in the dark of night, and prepares to become a ‘Spook’ in order to fight evil. Jeff Bridges will play Master Gregory who trains Tom, and Julianne Moore is attached as the villain, Mother Malkin, who sucks the blood out of young women to keep her youth.
Director Sergei Bodrov is conducting screen tests this week to assess the chemistry between various candidates. A script was penned by Max Borenstein with filming kicking off in September, probably in Vancouver. It is adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s young adult series The Last Apprentice, based on the first book in the trilogy, The Wardstone Chronicles.
Do you think a book from Alice’s point of view would be darker and more mysterious than Tom’s point of view? And would it be all Bony Lizzie teaching Alice potions and spells or will she go out on quests and things?
See what Joseph Delaney has to say on The Last Apprentice and stay tuned.