From Ang Lee to Peter Jackson, some of Hollywood’s top directors will make an unusual bet in the fall: They’re relying on largely unknown actors to reap success at the box office.
These five performers might soon become household names:
• Jesse Plemons , playing Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son in The Master
Plemons also has a recurring role on AMC’s Breaking Bad, and Friday Night Lights fans know him as the nerdy Landry Clarke. After a supporting role in the recent Battleship, Plemons is ready to show his acting chops by going toe-to-toe with heavyweights such as Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.