You may have seen Charlie Hunnam on the critically acclaimed FX show Sons of Anarchy, but after his leading role in this summer's Guillermo del Toro anime-like blockbuster Pacific Rim, expect to see him everywhere. Often dubbed as the next Brad Pitt, Hunnam has the good looks and acting abilities to propel him to the A-list. Next you'll see him in Triple Nine with rumored costars Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz and Crimson Peak with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain. More dubiously, he also just landed the role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey, which doesn't exactly seem like a great idea for anyone involved.
Asa Butterfield has built a career on playing title characters, and expect that to continue. The young boy from Martin Scorsese's Hugo will next star in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game as — who else — Ender. Even though he's starring alongside Hollywood veterans Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Viola Davis, we're sure that Butterfield will steal the show.
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Nicole Beharie came into the public eye when she starred with Michael Fassbender in Shame and briefly dated him off screen. Her career picked up when she played Jackie Robinson's wife in the biopic about the legendary baseball player, 42. Up next, you'll find Beharie on Fox's new fantasy series Sleepy Hollow.
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Sam Claflin's breakout role came alongside Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, and soon he'll become a household name with his role as Finnick in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He may be playing supporting characters to franchise queens now, but a franchise of his own might not be too far behind.
If you haven't heard about Taylor Schilling's Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black, by now, you need to get with the program. We mean that literally, because Jenji Kohan (who also created Weeds) has created a breath of fresh air in a sea of male-dominated dramas. Remember Schilling's name, because we see great things on her horizon.