(15) has been cast in a lead role in the DreamWorks feature – I Am Number 4
. The Steven Spielberg/Michael Bay Produced feature with DJ Caruso
Directing. McAuliffe plays ‘Sam’ the best friend of Number 4
played by Alex Pettyfer
. Filming in Pittsburgh from next week through until August. McAuliffe then returns to Los Angeles for the premiere of his USA debut role, as the romantic lead in Rob Reiner’s FLIPPED.
McAuliffe has enjoyed an enormous 12 months since being picked by WME and Affirmative Management for representation in the USA and RGM in Australia.
Cast by Rob Reiner last May after his first audition in the USA, McAuliffe will make his USA debut in Flipped
– as “Bryce”, Reiner’s romantic lead. (August 2010 release).
McAuliffe also plays the lead in the international multi Award Winning Australia Short Film Franswa Sharl
(Berlin Crystal Bear 2010, IF Award, Australia..).
McAuliffe has just completed filming the lead role of Quick Lamb (as a young teen) in Cloudstreet
the major TV miniseries – the biggest production in Australian Television in 10 years. Based on the book of the same name, Cloudstreet
is the multi award winning literary masterpiece by author Tim Winton
The past year has seen McAuliffe act as a 12 year old cross dressing boy trying to gain the attention of his father in Franswa Sharl
, to a romantic lead in Rob Reiner’s Flipped, to a world weary teen in Cloudstreet
and now a teen role in the sci fi action film for DreamWorks in I Am Number 4
Prior to 2009 McAuliffe enjoyed guest and recurring roles of Australian TV series, Comedy Inc, Bluewater High and the Logi (Emmy) Award Winning – Packed to the Rafters.
McAuliffe is represented in the USA by WME and in Australia by RGM Management.