Alex Pettyfer first achieved a taste of the limelight as a teen star, winning young girls' hearts as a teenage spy in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" (2006), and soon developed into a new Brit Ad...
The actress has been dating the British star since they met on the set of upcoming sci-fi movie I Am Number Four last year (10).
Agron sent gossips into a spin in November (10) when she was photographed wearing a ring on her wedding finger, but she has remained tight-lipped about an engagement.
Last month (Jan11), Pettyfer dodged questions about the relationship by saying, "I'm just very happy in my personal life," while Agron recently opened up about her "sweet" partner.
Online reports on Thursday (03Feb11) suggested Pettyfer has proposed to the 24 year old, but now the stars' representatives have addressed the ongoing speculation.
Pettyfer's rep tells Access Hollywood, "Not true," while Agron's publicist confirmed, "Not engaged."
The actress met the Brit on the set of the upcoming sci-fi movie last year (10), but they kept their love largely out of the spotlight and refused to confirm the romance.
Agron has now opened up about their relationship, branding Pettyfer "very sweet" and admitting moviemaker D.J. Caruso helped them become a couple.
She tells Britain's Sugar magazine, "The film's director basically set us up. He was like, 'Maybe you should meet this guy before you're forced together in front of the cameras'.
"So Alex and I met for dinner, and I was really worried that it was going to be awkward, so I brought along my dog to break the ice. Within minutes this huge German Shepherd was up in Alex's lap, licking his face. It was so funny!
"Alex might see himself as a bad boy, but he's actually very sweet in real life. And I think it's important to have your differences in any relationship. I wouldn't want to be dating a carbon copy of myself. That would just be boring."
Conan Doyle shot to fame in the 1880s with his popular detective tales, which spawned 56 short stories and four novels, the last of which was published in 1927.
Many other authors have attempted to follow up the Holmes tales with their own unofficial books, but Conan Doyle's estate has now chosen a writer to officially continue his legacy.
Anthony Horowitz, famed for creating the Alex Rider spy novels which spawned Alex Pettyfer's 2006 movie Stormbreaker, has been hired to write a new full-length Sherlock Holmes book - and he admits the job is a dream come true.
He says, "I fell in love with the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was 16 and I've read them many times since. I simply couldn't resist this opportunity to write a brand new adventure for this iconic figure. My aim is to produce a first-rate mystery for a modern audience while remaining absolutely true to the spirit of the original."
The currently untitled novel will be published in September (11).
Pettyfer was reluctant to accept the part of an alien in the upcoming sci-fi film, fearing he wouldn't be able to carry the big-budget blockbuster, which was produced by Steven Spielberg.
And the 20 year old admits he was so worried, he walked out of his audition before he'd begun reciting his lines - and was shocked when he later landed the role.
He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "I went for an audition and before I even started saying the lines, I looked at them, stood up and said, 'I'm sorry I'm not right for this.' And walked out! Deborah Aquilah, who's the casting director, ran after me, and said, 'Alex, Alex... You've got to come back!' I said, 'I can't I don't want to muck up your movie.'
"They called me two weeks later and I still didn't want to come in, but they hadn't found anyone. I read for D.J. (Caruso, director) and he seemed to like what I did and screentested me. I got an email from my agent that night that said, 'We're waiting to see what Steven says.' I was like, 'Who's Steven?' 'Steven Spielberg...' 'Oh, OK...' And he gave me the thumbs up, which is a big honour."
BEASTLY star ALEX PETTYFER is to portray Formula 1 race ace JAMES HUNT in a new Dreamworks biopic. Pettyfer will also co-produce the film, titled Shunt, which is based on Tom Rubython's biography on the British driver, Shunt: The Story Of James Hunt.
It seems like Alex Pettyfer will be shacking up at DreamWorks for a while. Not only is he set to star in (the hopefully franchise worthy) I Am Number Four, but the production company has plans to adapt the book Shunt: The Story Of James Hunt for the big screen with Pettyfer set to star. Shunt follows the true story of Hunt, a British formula one driver who won the world championship in 1976. Possibly most important is the fact that he became a sensational celebrity as a result of his success - the first playboy race car driver. DreamWorks is banking on this rising star (but let’s see how well he does in Beastly first).
Judging from the picture on the left, if he were to appear on screen for two hours shirtless and just pointed at the screen it would be better.
The blonde beauty met Pettyfer on the set of their upcoming sci-fi movie I Am Number Four, and she went public with their love in August (10) when she introduced him to her TV co-stars.
Now the actress has sent gossips into a spin after she was pictured trying to hide a ring on her wedding finger during a trip to London this week (begs22Nov10).
Agron was leaving the Groucho club in the U.K. capital on Thursday night (25Nov10) when she was seen sporting a sparkler on the third finger of her left hand.
As a photographer zoomed in, the coy star giggled and held her scarf over her face before turning her arm away to hide the ring from view.
An onlooker tells WENN, "She seemed to find it amusing but was clearly keen for the photographer not to get too many pictures of the ring she was wearing."
I Am Number Four is a new movie from Michael Bay’s production company based on a forthcoming series of young adults books. It follows a small group of aliens who escape their world and arrive on Earth, but their enemies follow them to our planet and begin taking them out in sequential order (because killing the first one you come across is just way too easy for them). The first three have already been killed, so Number Four (Alex Pettyfer) starts to worry. The myth surrounding these guys is that they have guardians (Four’s is Timothy Olyphant, the most handsome man around) looking over them and once they become adults they get superpowers. Then there’s the required love interest, which is played by (the only reason to watch Glee) the lovely Dianna Agron. So basically, it's Twilight with aliens instead of vampires produced by the guy who blew shit up in Transformers and directed by the guy who blew shit up in Eagle Eye.
Even after watching this behind the scenes feature and the trailer, I’m still not entirely sold. But there’s a slim chance that this could turn out better than expected. See it for yourself and tell us what you think!
Source: Walt Disney Studios
Executives at the star's DreamWorks studio are said to be signing up Tormented star Alex Pettyfer to play the driver in the lookback at Hunt's life.
A DreamWorks spokesperson says, "I can confirm there are plans for a James Hunt film to be made."
A source tells Britain's Sunday Express, "Negotiations are very advanced and a deal is very close for the film on James Hunt. This is a fantastic story about a very charismatic figure and has all the elements of a great film. Hunt was quite a character."
Womaniser Hunt became the Formula One champion in 1976 but was left devastated two years later (78) when his pal Ronnie Petersen died during the Italian Grand Prix. Hunt passed away in 1993 after suffering a heart attack.
Played the son of the school’s headmistress in "Wild Child" opposite Emma Roberts
Portrayed the main character in the sci-fi feature "I Am Number Four"
Played the lead role opposite Vanessa Hudgens in "Beastly," a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast
Began modeling for The Gap when he was just seven
Won the title role in the film adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker"
Played a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh’s "Magic Mike" opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey
Had the lead role in his acting debut, a made-for-TV adaptation of Thomas Hughes’ classic "Tom Brown’s School Days"
Cast opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"
Alex Pettyfer first achieved a taste of the limelight as a teen star, winning young girls' hearts as a teenage spy in "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" (2006), and soon developed into a new Brit Adonis setting the teen magazines atwitter. Born into a U.K. show business family and scoring work as a child model, Pettyfer made a splash in the ITV period film "Tom Brown's School Days" (2005), which put him in line to become a sort of adolescent 007, playing the Alex Rider character from the successful line of youth-oriented books by Anthony Horowitz. After graduating to some standard Hollywood teen angst/comedy/horror fare, he was put on the fast track to heartthrob status, winning the lead in a much-anticipated, teen-themed "Beauty and the Beast" retread, "Beastly" (2011) and the start of a youth-oriented sci-fi franchise, "I Am Number Four" (2011). Smoldering, buff, model-esque, Pettyfer was suddenly designated as the next It boy Hollywood import.