Jim Sturgess


  1. Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man, 2010.
  2. Chris Pine, Rise of the Guardians, 2011. Jason Bateman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sam Rockwell and Jim Sturgess were on the voice list for Jack Frost in the DreamWorks toon about saving childhood, itself,  from Jude Law’s dreaded Pitch Black. Other guardians included Easter
  3. Sam Riley, Maleficent, 2012.      Gael García Bernal, George Blagden and Logan Marshall-Green were also  up for Diaval as another  fairy tale joined the Hollywood  reboots –  from the viewpoint of Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis, the titular Angelina Jolie, no less. Not released until 2014.
  4. Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2013.      The most Lucasian of the Marvel films…  All the usual prerequisites were the (crowded)  battle of new Hollywood guys for Peter Quill/Star Lord…  Six TV finds (Cam Gigandet, Jack Huston, John Krasinski, James Marsden, Lee Pace, Aaron Paul),  three science fiction favourites (Michael Rosenbaum, Jensen Ackles, Garrett Hedlund), a couple of  triples (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Marshall-Green), two  hot Brits (Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne),  two Aussies (Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton), two total  outsiders (Chris Lowell, Glenn Howerton).  And an ex-hottie on the comeback trail (Wes Bentley).
  5. Charlie Hunnam, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 2015.      On Warner shelves almost as long as Justice League, David Dobkins’ Arthur & Lancelot, churned into Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur as the first of a possible sextet (but there are no Hobbits!). During which time, the guy pulling the sword from the stone was to be Sturgess, Sam Claflin, Dominic Cooper, Colin Farrell, Kit Harington, Liam Hemsworth, the Scottish Hans Matheson (from Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, 2009), or Benjamin Walker…until Hunnam promised director Ritchie he’d recover his Sons of Anarchy weight loss and then some. Furthermore, dude, he was ready to rumble with the his final rivals, Henry Cavill (Ritchie’s Man From UNCLE) and Courtney Jai. “Bring ’em both in here. I’ll fight ’em both. The one who walks out the door gets the job!”
  6. Michael Pitt, Ghost In The Shell, 2016.        Pitt, Sturgess and Sam Riley were up for the mysterious hack Hideo Kuze – opposite Scarlett Johansson – in the rtten (whitwwashed) live-action substitute for the (marvellous) 1995 UK-Japanese aime from director Mamoru Oshii.
  7. Logan Lerman, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, 2017.   Back in the 2008 day, this was a Ridley and Tony Scott Free production with Sturgess as Sidney, a young guilt-ridden novelist turning against his fame. Nothing happened, so the scenarist, Shawn Christensen, made it his second directing gig, He called Lerman the sole actor who could  manage the various (st)ages of Hall’s life. It seems only yesterday that Lerman was eleven and  playing Ashton Kutcher as a seven-year-old in The Butterfly Effect, 2003,  and now here he is co-producing his own films!



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