Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Pressure on Hollywood's Next Generation of Stars

With The Hunger Games coming out on Friday, I was thinking about Jennifer Lawrence. Two years ago, most people didn't know her at all. Now, she's expected to be the face of what Lionsgate hopes will be a major, major franchise. And if the movie tanks -- which I really doubt -- her skyrocketing career will suddenly stall. That's a lot of pressure for an up-and-comer -- and she's not the only young actor facing this scenario. For IFC Fix, I wrote about Lawrence as well as other relative unknowns who are anchoring upcoming event movies: Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). You can read the article here.