Julianne Moore Joins 'Seventh Son' But Pettyfer and Lawrence Pass
Though we've heard that Jeff Bridges has been confirmed to star in The Seventh Son, an adaptation of The Last Apprentice (or The Wardstone Chronicles) book series, there hasn't been any word on whether pursued young talents Jennifer Lawrence and Alex Pettyfer would end up joining. Now Bloody Disgusting has word that the two talents have passed on the project, but they've also learned of a new cast member. Apparently Julianne Moore has landed the role of Mother Markin, the most sinister of witches who uses blood magic. If you haven't been paying attention we've got plenty more details below.
In short, the story follows the story of a teenage boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700's, but here's the official synopsis:
When 12-year-old Thomas, seventh son of a seventh son, is apprenticed to the local Spook, whose job is to fight evil spirits and witches, he expects a life of danger. However, the boy doesn't realize just how soon he'll face a powerful enemy alone, as Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Thomas is forced to use his wits, and the help of his enigmatic new friend, Alice, to fight the evil witch. And defeating her is only the start of the boy's problems.
Pettyfer was wanted for Thomas (who was obviously going to be written older), while Lawrence was wanted for Alice. Of course, Lawrence has officially snagged the lead role in The Hunger Games (which Pettyfer could end up joining as well), but perhaps the young actresses and actors who don't snag parts in that anticipated adaptation can land a role in The Seventh Son instead. It would certainly be an honor to share the screen with Bridges and Moore, two talents who haven't been seen on screen together since The Big Lebowski. Count me interested in seeing how this cast comes together as the project develops. How about you?
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Ethan....we finally agree on something. Good job!
Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011
I'd have loved to see Alex Pettyfer as Thomas J. Ward, but I'd prefer to see him as Jace Wayland on "The Mortal Instruments" !
Anonymous on Mar 22, 2011
It's great to see stars appear in several leading movies together but...as much as I love Pettyfer, I wouldn't want to see two book adaptations with the same two leads (Pettyfer & Lawrence) especially at the EXACT SAME TIME. If Lawrence passed this idea up I think it would be fine. Of course Pettyfer should take this if he doesn't get the part of "Peeta" and Lawrence doesn't take this offer. If you think about it, if the same cast traveled to many book-movie franchise adaptations, then it...simply put... it"screws" the book(s) out of their own spotlight and individuality.
Pettyferfan on Mar 23, 2011
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