Rising Actors Under 25: Kyle Gallner
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“Under 25” chronicles young, upcoming actors that you should be watching.
Kyle Gallner, 25
From guest starring roles to a horror movie star, Kyle Gallner has made an impressive stride in the film and television industry. Though, non-avid movie goers may not recognize his name yet; at only 25, Gallner has a big future ahead of him. I suspect his talents will be noticed soon — especially since he will star in a movie that’s being adapted from a bestselling YA novel.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Gallner first broke out when he appeared on the WB’s Smallville as Bart Allen, The Flash. He later went on to score a role in Veronica Mars on UPN as Cassidy “Beaver.” He traded in the small screen for scary good horror flicks, nabbing the lead in The Haunting in Connecticut and the 2010 remake of The Nightmare on Elm Street. You also might remember him as the goth guy in Jennifer’s Body where he starred alongside Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox.
What’s Next: The bestselling Caster Chronicles series has been picked up for a film release, and according Kami Garcia, one of the authors of Beautiful Creatures (book one), filming wrapped at the end of June. Gallner plays Larkin, a fan favorite from the novels. Beautiful Creatures is a beast of a book at nearly 600 pages, but it’s worth the read for anyone who likes a bit of magic.
Are you a Kyle Gallner fan? Do you have high expectations for Beautiful Creatures? Are you upset by Ridley’s red hair? I can’t say that I like the color or the cut on Emmy Rossum, but hopefully the movie won’t be overshadowed by a weird dye job.